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The present study proposes and examines the pathways from exposure to community violence to bullying victimization through the influences of depression, exposure to peer delinquency, and drug use among 638 African American adolescents (aged 12–22) from low-resourced neighborhoods in Chicago’s Southside. The study found that African American adolescents who were exposed to community violence were likely at risk of bullying victimization, depression, exposure to peer delinquency, and drug use. Depression can heighten the risk of bullying victimization. These findings have implications for future research.
adolescents, bullying victimization, depression, exposure to community violence, poverty
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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Lee, J.M.; Hong, J.S.; Resko, S.M.; Gonzalez-Prendes, A.A.; Voisin, D.R. Pathways from Exposure to Community Violence to Bullying Victimization among African American Adolescents in Chicago’s Southside. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 9453. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159453