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NCJ Number: 148602 Find in a Library
Title: Male-Female Delinquency in the Philippines: A Comparative Analysis
Journal: Youth and Society  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:(March 1994)  Pages:299-329
Author(s): D J Shoemaker
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 31
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Self-report data gathered in 1987 from 395 male and 268 female students in grades 7-10 and the first year of college in a coastal city in the southern Philippines were used to compare delinquency rates among males and females in that country.
Abstract: Results revealed higher rates of delinquency among males. Regression analyses using several independent variables revealed that peer relations and attitudinal constructs are significantly associated with delinquency, particularly among males. The sons of higher-status fathers were more delinquent than were juveniles from lower-status backgrounds. Among females, the collective influence of the independent variables was negligible. Further analyses suggested that different explanations may exist for male and female patterns of juvenile delinquency. Tables, appended methodological information, notes, and 81 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Male female juvenile offender comparisons; Philippines
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