ERIC Number: ED195114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Class Indicators and the Relationship Between Learning Disabilities and Juvenile Delinquency.
Swartz, Stanley L.; Wall, Sherrill A.
Sixty-two adolescents, including 28 learning disabled (LD) and 34 nonLD Ss, participated in an examination of the relationship between social class indicators and delinquency. A review of the literature relating social class variables to school achievement, learning disabilities, and juvenile delinquency resulted in the selection of 14 social class indicators, including father's occupation and level of education, family size, music preference, magazine subscriptions, and participation in school functions and community affairs. Ss were assigned to four groups: LD/juvenile delinquent, LD, delinquent, and regular students. Differences in social class indicators among groups were determined using the chi-square statistic and Fisher's exact test. Analysis of the data suggested that LD students with certain social class characteristics should be considered at high risk for delinquency. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Topical Conference of The Council for Exceptional Children (Minneapolis, MN, August, 1980, Cracker Barrel 3).