ERIC Number: ED024069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
Understanding the College Student Lawbreaker.
Lenning, Oscar T.
This brief discussion of differences between misdemeanor and control groups has noted them primarily in terms of one theoretical viewpoint. I have presented a very rough first draft of a partial model for typical students arrested for disorderly conduct, intoxication, or underage consumption of alcohol. It is one of a number of such possible models and consists mainly of hypotheses that need to be tested. Some of these hypotheses are findings that need to be replicated and others are explanatory hypotheses that need to be researched. One thing is apparent: social fraternities are suspect of having a central role in many cases of disorderly conduct, intoxication, and underage consumption of alcohol. Hodinko's (1964) study of student mores also supports such a contention. The present study needs to be replicated with the control and misdemeanor groups matched on "social fraternity participation" to see if the differences for the other variables are still present. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.