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ERIC Number: ED447366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 6
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What Makes a Difference for Juveniles in Korea?
Yoo, Sung-Kyung
This paper discusses a study that attempted to explore the factors having an impact upon delinquents' behavior change in Korea. Specifically, it examined the risk factors and the protective factors related to delinquent behaviors in Korean youth. Participants (N=10) were interviewed about the history of their delinquent behavior; family background; school experience; peer relationships outside of school; the turning point and process of their behavior change; and factors perceived to have an impact upon their behavior change. Results found that nine out of ten youths had family risk factors. Failure in school was found to be another significant risk factor. With regard to protective factors, all interviewees regarded "self-determination to change" as the most important factor to prevent recidivism. Individual characteristics, such as intellectual capability to analyze the results of delinquent behaviors, were found to prevent recidivism. Experiences of success in school in the past was shown to help the youths to keep trust in their potential and protect them from conducting more serious problem behaviors. (Contains 22 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea