Victimization in Childhood as a Factor Conditioning Risk Behaviors in the Group of Polish Adolescents


The aim of this work is an attempt to determine the relationship between experiences of violence in childhood and health and life risk behaviors among Polish youth. The studied group consisted of patients 14 - 18 years old from a dozen or so Polish centers treating young people with risk behaviors, mental disorders and dependence disorders. Early Trauma Inventory (ETI) and our Scale of Healthy Behaviors (SHB) were used in the study. Results: Young people after suicidal attempts and with substance abuse the most often had physical violence experiences in childhood. Adolescents with eating disorders had experienced emotional and sexual violence.

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Makara-Studzińska, M. & Śpila, B. (2012). Victimization in Childhood as a Factor Conditioning Risk Behaviors in the Group of Polish Adolescents. Sociology Mind, 2, 223-230. doi: 10.4236/sm.2012.22029.

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