ERIC Number: ED078323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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Differential Association and Marijuana Use.
Griffin, Brenda S.; Griffin, Charles T.
Edwin Sutherland's differential association theory was posited to explain all types of criminal or delinquent behavior. While research efforts have generally been confined to a focus on general criminal or delinquent behavior of the individual, it appears that the theory may also be applied to specific criminal or delinquent acts such as marijuana use by the individual. A causal path model based upon Sutherland's theory was developed and operationalized with this emphasis. Two distinct processes of differential association (differential action association and differential attitude association) were suggested to explain the genesis of marijuana use for the individual. The data tended to lend support to the causal path model based upon Sutherland's theory of differential association. References and tables are included. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Midwest Sociological Society meeting (April 25-28, 1973, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)