Youth Risk Behaviors – Distinction Between Boys and Women

 

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Parents should be aware that there are certain risk behaviors which are more likely to be found among male students than female students. According to the report boys are: rarely or never wearing seat belt. Both boys and girls in the justice system are more aggressive, have more mental health problems, and experience more risk factors such as child abuse or poverty in comparison to their non-offending counterparts.

There are, however, some subtle and surprising differences between male and female youth offenders. Characteristics of Female Offenders. Those differences can include risk factors for suicidal behavior. Girls are more susceptible to depression and anxiety, while boys are more. For all ages, the greatest differences between genders were found in responses about anxiety, depression and bullying, with girls reporting significantly higher incidences of all three.

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The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, including HIV infection; alcohol and other drug. Juvenile offenders in general, male and female, typically have less education, more mental health problems, more aggression, and higher rates of abuse and poverty than juveniles who are not. Nearly all boys (98.9%) and most girls (85.5%) reported that they had masturbated, usually beginning during early adolescence. Most youth had positive attitudes about masturbation and enjoyed the. Girls will begin menstruation; boys will begin to produce sperm.

Sexual experimentation between adolescents of the same age and gender is common. Voyeuristic behaviors are common in this age group. First sexual intercourse will occur for approximately one third of teens. Stephen Wallace: In prevention, we’ve always known that boy risk behavior outpaces girl risk behavior.

In other words, boys are more likely to be drinking more likely to be drinking heavily, more likely to be using drugs, more likely to engage in violence, and more likely to be successful in committing suicide.

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Boys are encouraged to be aggressive, competitive, and independent, whereas girls are rewarded for being passive and dependent.2 In one study, six-month-old infant girls were already being touched and spoken to more by their mothers while they were playing than were infant boys.

“Readings in Managerial Psychology” by Harold J. Leavitt, Louis R. Pondy, David M. Boje
from Readings in Managerial Psychology
by Harold J. Leavitt, Louis R. Pondy, David M. Boje
University of Chicago Press, 1989

In support ofthis theory, observations of preschool peers show that for boys, playing with other boys predicts increases in forceful, rough-and-tumble style of play, whereas for girls, playing more with girls predicts decreases in activity level and aggression and playing more near adults (Martin & Fabes, 2001).

“Social Development: Relationships in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence” by Marion K. Underwood, Lisa H. Rosen
from Social Development: Relationships in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
by Marion K. Underwood, Lisa H. Rosen
Guilford Publications, 2011

Externalizing behavior (conduct problems) are more severe for young boys, but decrease as boys get older, whereas girls have significantly more difficulty in early adolescence than same-age girls (Richman & Millard, 1997).

“Encyclopedia of School Psychology” by T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner
from Encyclopedia of School Psychology
by T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner
Springer US, 2004

For example, as a result of socialization, and possibly innate cognitive differences, girls tend to be more risk averse than boys and, therefore, less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as delinquency (e.g., Croson and Gneezy 2009).

“Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality” by Jane D. McLeod, Edward J. Lawler, Michael Schwalbe
from Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality
by Jane D. McLeod, Edward J. Lawler, Michael Schwalbe
Springer Netherlands, 2014

Adolescent Efe girls and boys are less likely to be in close proximity to infants than are younger children, and the reduction in availability to provide care may be attributed to sex differences in routines.

“Hunter-gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental, and Cultural Perspectives” by Barry S. Hewlett, Michael E. Lamb
from Hunter-gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental, and Cultural Perspectives
by Barry S. Hewlett, Michael E. Lamb
Transaction Publishers,

Variation in the frequency of coercive exchanges may reflect gender differences in child self-regulation, parents’ genderbiased attitudes about how to socialize children, acquired differences in boys’ and girls’ responsiveness to aversive social stimuli, or some combination thereof.

“Causes of Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency” by Benjamin B. Lahey, Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi
from Causes of Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency
by Benjamin B. Lahey, Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi
Guilford Publications, 2003

Compared to boys’ groups, girls’ groups are more likely to select activities that are adultstructured and that are governed by strict social rules (Leaper, 1994).

“The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development” by Kathleen McCartney, Deborah Phillips
from The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development
by Kathleen McCartney, Deborah Phillips
Wiley, 2011

This pressure appears to be more intense for boys, whereas nonconforming gender behavior among girls is more socially acceptable (Langer & Martin, 2004; Zucker & Bradley, 2004).

“Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders” by Linda Seligman, Lourie W. Reichenberg
from Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders
by Linda Seligman, Lourie W. Reichenberg
Wiley, 2007

While more research has been conducted on the risk and protective factors that affect males (Morrison & Cosden, 1997), several studies have described differences between factors affecting risk and resiliency in boys and girls.

“Handbook of Resilience in Children” by Sam Goldstein, Robert B. Brooks
from Handbook of Resilience in Children
by Sam Goldstein, Robert B. Brooks
Springer US, 2012

Boys’ behavior and activities are more closely monitored for their gender appropriateness by parents (especially fathers) and peers than the behavior and activities of girls.

“The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research” by Amy S. Wharton
from The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research
by Amy S. Wharton
Wiley, 2011

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