Optimistic bias among potential perpetrators and victims of youth violence

John Chapin, Stacy De Las Alas, Grace Coleman

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This study furthers the current understanding of optimistic bias regarding youth violence among high school students. Results from a survey of 387 urban high school students indicate a wide range of predictors of optimistic bias, including experience, demographics, and attitudes. Linkages to other developmental frameworks (personal fable and self-efficacy) suggest future directions for additional research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-760
Number of pages12
Issue number160
StatePublished - Dec 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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