PSYCH201 - W09 Activity SYL.pdf - Emily Mallory PSYCH 201 W09 Activity Share your Learning November 15th 2019 The first thing that interested me about

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Emily Mallory PSYCH 201 W09 Activity: Share your Learning November 15 th , 2019 The first thing that interested me about this study was the sample size of 70,000 participants. In my statistics class, we’ve learned that the larger the size of the sample, the more accurate it is to the population. So, this study may not only apply to those 70,200 participants, but can be applied to a larger population, including the whole state or country. The second most thing that interested me about this study was that the number one contributor to adolescent childbearing was juvenile delinquency. If females were referred to the juvenile justice department in adolescence, they were three times more likely to bear a child during those years. This just makes me think then what happens to the baby after it’s born, or if many teenage girls choose to get abortions. The final thing that interested me in this study were the results in how to
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Unformatted text preview: handle the situation. They suggested in providing programs that are community-based and focusing on fostering resilience in these vulnerable teens. My question is, how effective would these programs be if the youth choose not to participate in them, or put little to no effort into them? If their lives are enveloped in delinquency, how likely are they at all to begin these programs or even consider them? Another thing researchers mentioned was that prevention is more than just reducing various pressures that youth experience, or simply just teaching them decision making skills. In my opinion, I think both of these methods would be effective, but just a foundational way to help juvenile delinquents. Of course you would need to take more action than this, but it is a good place to start....
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