Study finds young people who feel hopeful about future, tend to stay out of trouble

By  | 

Young people who feel hopeful about the future, tend to stay out of trouble, that's according to a new study from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Researchers surveyed more than 800,000 at-risk teens enrolled in a violence prevention program.

Those with positive outlooks, and who had plans for the future, were less likely to commit violent acts.

Before entering the program, two-thirds of the participants had been in a fight, and a quarter had threatened someone with a weapon.