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Title: Significant Adults, Caretakers, and Structures of Opportunity: An Exploratory Study
Author(s): R J Rivera; J F Short Jr
Date Published: 1966
Page Count: 44
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a sample of 158 boys, taken from the population of the "Chicago Study," this analysis focused on the relationship between youth and those adults who may guide them in the values and opportunities of the adult world.
Abstract: The boys, along with four adults with whom they had regular conversations, were classified as black gang, black lower class, black middle class, white gang, white lower class, or white middle class. The 146 adults included in the study were interviewed. The results showed that, in middle class communities, more of the adults were chosen by the boys through their parents' peers, while in lower class areas, the adults were more often the children's caretakers, or adults known through formal settings including school or church. Adults chosen by gang members were usually not caretakers and came from a lower socioeconomic status. 11 tables and 23 notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Gangs; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
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