Nearly one-fourth of all teenagers in the US reported being involved in a physical fight in the past year, with higher rates of violent altercations among African American and Latino adolescents, the study said.

So this study on teenage violence focused on attitude of African American and Latino parents.

The researchers found that Latino parents condoned fighting only as a last resort while some African American parents stated that fighting is sometimes necessary.

Previous studies had suggested such views among parents are likely to lead to higher rates of fighting among youth.

The study was published online in the Journal of Child and Family Studies.

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