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NCJ Number: 158731 Find in a Library
Title: Delinquency and High School Dropouts: Reconsidering Social Correlates
Author(s): D Drennon-Gala
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 172
Sponsoring Agency: University Press of America
Lanham, MD 20706
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8191-9979-6
Sale Source: University Press of America
Marketing Director
4720 Boston Way
Lanham, MD 20706
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study used social bonding theory to examine the extent to which factors of bonding, parental social support, teacher social support, and inner containment predicted or correlated with early juvenile delinquency and dropping out of school.
Abstract: The book discusses the theoretical framework and concepts of social bonding theory, the methodology used in this study, the development of an appropriate instrument, the tests of study hypotheses, and the empirical properties of social correlates obtained through regression analysis. The findings showed that social support from parents or teachers was a strong predictor of early adolescents' disengagement from the educational process and their decision whether or not to engage in delinquent activity. For adolescents to receive social bonding from their parents, they must have the time available to experience parental interactions. 34 tables, 1 figure, 54 references, and 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Parental attitudes; School dropouts; Social bond theory
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