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NCJ Number: 155165 Find in a Library
Title: Measuring Shaming in an Ethnic Context
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:35  Issue:2  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:248-262
Author(s): S X Zhang
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles County Probation Dept
Downey, CA 90242
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: SBR-9300919
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study used John Braithwaite's theory of reintegrative shaming to compare how shaming is used by Black Americans and Asian Americans to deal with their delinquent children.
Abstract: The instrument used in the study consisted of items related to parental shaming and communitarian shaming, reintegration, and demographic variables including socioeconomic status, religion, age, marital status, education, and employment, as well as criminal histories of other family members. The findings showed that the two ethnic groups differed significantly in their use of verbal shaming, but not in the measurements of nonverbal, physical, or communitarian shaming used here. When marital status was controlled, ethnicity appeared to have no effect on shaming. Married parents were significantly more likely to shame their delinquent children than were single parents. New Asian immigrant parents were also more likely to use shaming techniques than other parents. 4 tables and 31 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Asian Americans; Black/African Americans; Criminology; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Parent-Child Relations; Parental attitudes
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