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NCJ Number: 99368 Find in a Library
Title: Attachments, Gender, and Delinquency
Journal: Deviant Behavior  Volume:6  Issue:2  Dated:(1985)  Pages:119-144
Author(s): W H Barton; J Figueira-McDonough
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 26
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this study is to contribute to a gender-integrated theory of delinquent behavior by testing the theory of delinquent behavior by testing the assumptions of gender specialized delinquent behavior and of sex typed bonds as inhibitors of deviance.
Abstract: Data from self-administered questionnaires completed by a sample of teenagers in the 10th grade and one year later were used in the study. We found no clear evidence of gender specialization in the deviant behavior reported by the youth. Furthermore, the analysis did not lend support to traditional theories that link male and female delinquency to the weakening of different bonds. The testing of an inclusive model of bond theories produced very similar results for both genders. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Deviance; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile delinquency research; Male female juvenile offender comparisons; Male juvenile delinquents
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