Year: 2013 Source: Journal of Women's Health.(2011).20(10):1415-1428.DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2011.3057 SIEC No: 20130968

This research helps to determine the extent of girls’ use of violence however, it has not been translated into effective prevention programs for girls. This article reviews the research on risk and protective factors associated with violence, with particular attention on factors unique to girls or shared between boys and girls. Individual risk factors for youth violence include hyperactivity/inattention/impulsivity, risk taking/sensation seeking, low academic achievement, exposure to stress and victimization, and early puberty.

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