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Culyba AJ, Abebe KZ, Albert SM, et al. Association of Future Orientation With Violence Perpetration Among Male Youths in Low-Resource Neighborhoods. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(9):877–879. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1158
Youth violence is pervasive and increases risk of injury and incarceration.1 Future orientation, defined as hopes and plans for the future, is associated with multiple prosocial outcomes, including school engagement and successful transition to adulthood.2 Research on the potentially protective role of future orientation in preventing violence perpetration is limited, and it has tended to focus narrowly on perceived life expectancy and, to a lesser extent, job aspirations.3,4 With use of a more comprehensive measure, we examined the association between future orientation and violence perpetration, including fighting and weapon-related violence, among male youths in low-resource neighborhoods.
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