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International Journal of Neutrosophic Science
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Neutrosophic DEMATEL in the Analysis of the Causal Factors of Youth Violence

Authors Names :   Maikel Leyva Vázquez   1 *     Patty Elizabeth Del Pozo Franco   2     Alex Javier Peñafiel Palacio   3  

1  Affiliation :  Regional Autonomous University of the Andes (UNIANDES), Babahoyo, Ecuador

    Email :  ub.c.investigacion@uniandes.edu.ec

2  Affiliation :  Regional Autonomous University of the Andes (UNIANDES), Babahoyo, Ecuador

    Email :  ub.pattydelpozo@uniandes.edu.ec

3  Affiliation :  Regional Autonomous University of the Andes (UNIANDES), Babahoyo, Ecuador

    Email :   ub.alexpenafiel@uniandes.edu.ec

Doi   :   https://doi.org/10.54216/IJNS.1803017

Received: February 16, 2022 Accepted: May 02, 2022

Abstract :

This study is based on conducting surveys and multicriteria decision methods to determine the main factors influencing youth violence in Ecuador. To do this, a sample made up of young perpetrators of various types of crimes and other agents involved in the process in the city of Guayaquil is analyzed. The analysis carried out is based on the use of the DEMATEL method in its neutrosophic version so that the indeterminacies of the real world can be handled. The result obtained reveals that the factors with the highest incidence in youth violence in the analyzed sample are substance abuse or delinquency by parents, poor surveillance and supervision of children by parents, poor disciplinary practices, and emotional deficiencies of the parents, as well as exposure to domestic violence. It is recommended that prevention actions to minimize the proliferation of youth violence focus on these aspects for greater optimization of the results.

Keywords :

youth violence; DEMATEL; neutrosophy; Ecuador; causal factors

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Cite this Article as :
Maikel Leyva Vázquez , Patty Elizabeth Del Pozo Franco , Alex Javier Peñafiel Palacio, Neutrosophic DEMATEL in the Analysis of the Causal Factors of Youth Violence, International Journal of Neutrosophic Science, Vol. 18 , No. 3 , (2022) : 199-207 (Doi   :  https://doi.org/10.54216/IJNS.1803017)