ERIC Number: ED106702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Parent-Child Relationships and Juvenile Delinquency.
Peterson, Evan T.
The purpose of this paper was to examine the following question: What is the relationship between parental interest and control over their adolescent children, and juvenile delinquency? Two hypotheses were tested: (1) fewer adolescents who report greater parental control will report engaging in delinquent behavior than adolescents who report less parental control; and (2) fewer adolescents who report greater parental interest will report engaging in delinquent behavior than adolescents who report less parental control. Approximately 7,000 high school students responded to a four-page questionnaire containing self-report questions on juvenile delinquency, parental control, and parental interest. Results indicated little, if any, support for the two hypotheses. However, when using individual items which were combined to create the overall rating scales, almost every relationship was significant. The author discusses the reasons for these results. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the National Council of Family Relations and the American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (St. Louis, Missouri, October 22-26, 1974)