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NCJ Number: 227909 Find in a Library
Title: Parental Criminality and Low Self-Control: An Examination of Delinquency
Journal: Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime Law and Society  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:June 2009  Pages:141-152
Author(s): George E. Higgins
Date Published: June 2009
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between parental low self-control, low self-control, and delinquency.
Abstract: Results of the study showed that parental crime did not have a link with low self-control and that parental low self-control did have a link with low self-control and delinquency. Researchers have shown that parenting practices are important in self-control theory. The purpose of this study was to shed light on the view that parental self-control mediates the link between low self-control and delinquency. The study presented a three factor model (parental crime to low self-control to delinquency) that was compared to two theoretically derived alternative models. Data for the study came from the 1980 maternal self-report, the 1992 and 1994 maternal self-report, and the 1998 child self-report from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Individual behavior; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Parental attitudes; Parental influence
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