Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
behavior, risk-taking, youth development
By examining the Minnesota Student Surveys, the purpose of this thesis is to compare two communities in the northern suburbs Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the sake of identifying themes and trends between youth development opportunities and risk-taking behaviors amongst young people.
Through a comparison of these communities, it is anticipated that a community with a wealth of youth development opportunities will show a decrease in the rate and number of young people engaging in risk behaviors. As a result, this thesis proposes that a community with lower rates of risk-taking behaviors has a greater amount of tax revenue available for community development activities.
Recommended CitationHendricks, C. (2001). Youth and Risky Behaviors: A Comparison of Communities (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/74
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