Development and validation of the youth violence potential scale

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dc.description.abstract The assessment of violence risk among youth remains a priority for researchers and practitioners globally. The absence of scales designed or validated in developing countries drives the need for a psychometrically sound, alternative measure. The purpose of this article is to validate the Youth Violence Potential Scale (YVPS). The YVPS was administered twice over 12 months to 318 South African males, aged 12-24 years. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of separate samples confirmed a 19-item, three-factor solution, comprised of a Deviant Peers subscale, a Pro-Gangs Attitude subscale, and a Pro-Violence Attitude subscale. The YVPS exhibited internal reliability and discriminant and convergent validity among its subscales. Correlation with self-reported problem behavior/ offending (r = .48, p < .001) and risk assessment from the maternal caregiver (r = .39, p < .001) evidenced concurrent and external validity. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject YOUTH ACTIVITIES en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject VIOLENCE en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Development and validation of the youth violence potential scale en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 33(5) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Research Use and Impact Assessment en
dc.SourceTitle Violence and Victims en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10570 en
dc.PageNumber 789-812 en
dc.outputnumber 9560 en
dc.bibliographictitle Edelstein, I. (2018) Development and validation of the youth violence potential scale. Violence and Victims. 33(5):789-812. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Edelstein, I. en

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