The purpose of this study was to investigate how the interplay of risk and protective factors within the home, school, and individual domains may influence problem behaviors in youth ages 12 to 19 years. Moreover, this research was one of the most recent studies in Trinidad and Tobago that focused primarily on school risk and protective factors. It aimed to examine how school, family, and individual characteristics may shape adolescents’ substance-using, violent, and antisocial behaviors. This relationship was analyzed using the measures of the Community that Cares or CTC instrument. Notably, within relevant literature, it was revealed that teenage behavior problems might predict the likelihood of adverse outcomes. Therefore, this study builds on previous research to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of youth-at-risk behaviors that may serve as trajectories towards maladjustment problems. Moreover, the findings contribute to existing knowledge of the unique features of the Caribbean region as it relates to the issue of school misconduct, which is currently lacking. Thus, the research findings serve to better inform appropriate interventions for policy and decision-makers and aid in the proper design and implementation of youth-based initiatives to support and promote prosocial approaches within the school and broader education settings.
Counseling and Family Sciences
School of Behavioral Health
Curtis A. Fox
Winetta A. Oloo
Colwick M. Wilson
Jacqueline M. Williams-Reade
Zephon D. Lister
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year Degree Awarded
Date (Title Page)
Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Protective Factors; Trinidad and Tobago; Risk-Taking--in adolescence.
xii, 194 p.
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Chance, Se-Anne, "Youth-At Risk Behaviors within the School System in Trinidad and Tobago" (2020). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1718.
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