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Violence victimisation and aspirations–expectations disjunction among adolescent girls in urban Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Kabiru, Caroline W.
dc.contributor.author Mumah, Joyce N.
dc.contributor.author Maina, Beatrice W.
dc.contributor.author Abuya, Benta A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-22T16:12:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-22T16:12:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Caroline W. Kabiru, Joyce N. Mumah, Beatrice W. Maina & Benta A. Abuya (2018) Violence victimisation and aspirations–expectations disjunction among adolescent girls in urban Kenya, International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 23:3, 281-290, DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2017.1345769 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0267-3843
dc.identifier.issn 2164-4527
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/899
dc.description.abstract Violence victimization is a key threat to adolescents’ well-being in urban slums in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined the association between violence victimization and aspiration–expectations disjunction using cross-sectional data from 2360 girls aged 11–15 years in a slum settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. We conducted bivariate and multivariate analyses to assess the association between violence victimization and aspirations–expectations disjunction, a measure of the difference between aspirations and expectations for achieving them. One-third (n = 798) of girls had experienced at least one form of violence. At bivariate and multivariate level, violence victimization was significantly associated with higher aspirations–expectations disjunction but not with aspirations, suggesting that girls who had experienced violence had lower expectations for achieving aspirations. Results imply that girls who experience violence may lose hope in their future. Interventions to screen girls for violence victimization and enable positive coping may be critical en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher INFORMA UK LIMITED en_US
dc.subject Early adolescence; violence victimization; aspirations; expectations; Kenya; informal settlements en_US
dc.title Violence victimisation and aspirations–expectations disjunction among adolescent girls in urban Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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