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Title: STUDENT DEVELOPMENT - REBELLION AND DELINQUENCY AS ALTERNATIVE RESPONSES TO SCHOOLING - A STUDY
Author(s): R P RETTIG
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 209
Sponsoring Agency: R and E Research Associates, Inc
Palo Alto, CA 94303
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: N171-081 GF-1
Sale Source: R and E Research Associates, Inc
936 Industrial Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BASED ON DATA FROM A LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF HIGH SCHOOL MALES IN MARION COUNTY, OREGON, THE STUDY DIFFERENTIATES BETWEEN DELINQUENT AND REBELLIOUS BEHAVIOR IN TEENAGED BOYS IN THE SCHOOL SETTING.
Abstract: THE INITIAL DATA FOR THE MARION COUNTY YOUTH STUDY WAS COLLECTED IN 1964, AND IN 1967 SUBJECTS FROM THE POPULATION OF 1,227 MALES WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR FOLLOWUP INTERVIEWS. USING 2 SAMPLES, 528 OBJECTIVELY DEPENDABLE INTERVIEWS WERE OBTAINED. DELINQUENTS WERE DEFINED AS YOUTHS WHO HAD BECOME OFFICIALLY INVOLVED WITH THE JUVENILE COURT, AND REBELLION WAS IDENTIFIED BY AN ATTITUDINAL BEHAVIOR INDEX. CONTROL VARIABLES INCLUDED SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS BASED ON FATHER'S OCCUPATION AND SCHOOL STATUS MEASURED BY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. ANALYSIS OF THESE VARIABLES INDICATED SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REBELLIOUS AND DELINQUENT BOYS IN SCHOOL SOCIAL LIFE, DRINKING, SMOKING, AND RELATIONS WITH AUTHORITIES. SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS WAS NOT A SIGNIFICANT INTERVENING VARIABLE, ALTHOUGH BLUE COLLAR YOUTH APPEARED MORE VULNERABLE TO SCHOOL FAILURE AND THUS WERE MORE LIKELY TO RESPOND WITH DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. SCHOOL FAILURE WAS HIGHEST AMONG THE MOST REBELLIOUS YOUTHS, WHILE NON-REBELLIOUS DELINQUENTS ENJOYED PASSING SUCCESS IN SCHOOL. IN VIEW OF SCHOOL BUREAUCRATIZATION, SOCIAL THEORISTS COULD BENEFIT FROM VIEWING DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR AS PROBING, SEEKING, TESTING ADOLESCENT RESENTMENT. TABLES PROVIDE THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULES USED IN THE MARION COUNTY STUDY AND A REPORT ON THE INFLUENCE OF DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES ON JUVENILE BEHAVIOR. APPROXIMATELY 100 REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Alienation; Attitudes; Behavior under stress; Juvenile delinquency factors; Labeling theory; Male juvenile delinquents; Oregon; Schools
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