The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates

Itani T, Fischer F, Chu JJ (2018)
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH 23(2): 259-267.

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Studies that examine the exposure to community violence (CVE) among young adults in developing countries are limited. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence and types of CVE and its behavioural and mental health correlates among Lebanese university students. In this cross-sectional study, a total of 450 university students were sampled using proportionate sampling design. Overall, 70.3% of the sample reported witnessing violence and 49.1% violence victimization. The most common type of witnessing community violence was hearing gunfire, while the highest reported type of violence victimization was being threatened. After adjusting for potential socio-demographic confounders, alcohol binge drinking was the strongest correlate of CVE. Regarding mental health, psychological distress was significantly associated with both forms of CVE after accounting for relevant variables. The prevalence of CVE appears to be high among Lebanese young adults. Universities in Lebanon are encouraged to increase students' awareness about community violence.
Stichworte
Community violence; young adults; student health; mental health
Erscheinungsjahr
2018
Zeitschriftentitel
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH
Band
23
Ausgabe
2
Seite(n)
259-267
ISSN
0267-3843
eISSN
2164-4527
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2930288

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Itani T, Fischer F, Chu JJ. The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH. 2018;23(2):259-267.
Itani, T., Fischer, F., & Chu, J. J. (2018). The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH, 23(2), 259-267. doi:10.1080/02673843.2017.1337585V
Itani, T., Fischer, F., and Chu, J. J. (2018). The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH 23, 259-267.
Itani, T., Fischer, F., & Chu, J.J., 2018. The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH, 23(2), p 259-267.
T. Itani, F. Fischer, and J.J. Chu, “The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH, vol. 23, 2018, pp. 259-267.
Itani, T., Fischer, F., Chu, J.J.: The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH. 23, 259-267 (2018).
Itani, Taha, Fischer, Florian, and Chu, Janet Junqing. “The lifetime prevalence of exposure to community violence among Lebanese university students: association with behavioural and mental health correlates”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH 23.2 (2018): 259-267.