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dc.contributor.advisorMcKinney, Clifford
dc.contributor.authorWoodcock, Tiffany R.
dc.date2011
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T14:00:54Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T14:00:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-30
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/16263
dc.description.abstractAdolescent delinquent behavior accounts for many problems in society and is affected by numerous factors. Factors examined by the current study include parenting, peer influences, religious influences, ethnicity, and gender. Participants consisted of 438 students (males = 176, females = 262) enrolled at Mississippi State University. Participants were Caucasian (71.9%), African American (23.1%), Hispanic (2.1%), Asian (1.1%), and other (1.6%) ethnicities. Delinquent behavior was correlated positively with permissive parenting and negatively with parental warmth and authoritative parenting. Delinquent behavior was correlated negatively with peer trust, communication, and positively with friends’ delinquent behavior. Additionally, intrinsic religiosity and strength of religious faith were correlated negatively with delinquent behavior. With all factors examined simultaneously in a regression, friends’ delinquent behavior was the strongest predictor and maternal permissive parenting remained significant. These results suggest more attention should be given to the dynamics of the transmission of delinquent behavior within a youth’s group of friends.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.lcshAdolescent psychology.
dc.subject.lcshPeer pressure in adolescence.
dc.subject.lcshInfluence (Psychology)--Religious aspects.
dc.subject.lcshParent and child--United States--Psychological aspects.
dc.subject.othergender
dc.subject.otherethnicity
dc.subject.otherpeer influences
dc.subject.otherreligious influences
dc.subject.otherparenting influences
dc.subject.otheradolescence
dc.subject.otherdelinquent behavior
dc.titleFactors affecting late adolescent delinquent behavior
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychology.
dc.date.authorbirth1987
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.subject.majorPsychology (Clinical)
dc.contributor.committeeKeeley, Jared
dc.contributor.committeeJacquin, Kristine


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