Youth perceptions of neighborhood hassles and resources: A mixed method analysis

Elizabeth K. Anthony, Nicole Nicotera

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Empirical investigations exploring the processes and mechanisms of neighborhood influences on child and youth development are needed to contribute to the growing body of research on neighborhood as a context for development. Using a mixed method design, this study examined the relationship between structurally identified resources in three urban public housing neighborhoods, youth perceptions and experiences of resources, and youth report of neighborhood hassles and cohesion. Survey data from 153 ethnically and culturally diverse youth between 6th and 8th grade were analyzed using regression analyses; constant comparative analysis was used to code interviews from a subsample of 22 youth. Results indicated an inverse relationship between the number of neighborhood resources and the level of daily hassles youth report. Analysis of mixed method results further highlights the importance of young people's perceptions of neighborhood influences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1246-1255
Number of pages10
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Children and youth
  • Daily hassles
  • Mixed methods
  • Neighborhood resources
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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