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ERIC Number: EJ1020673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Repeated Strains, Social Control, Social Learning, and Delinquency: Testing an Integrated Model of General Strain Theory in China
Bao, Wan-Ning; Haas, Ain; Chen, Xiaojin; Pi, Yijun
Youth & Society, v46 n3 p402-424 May 2014
In Agnew's general strain theory, repeated strains can generate crime and delinquency by reducing social control and fostering social learning of crime. Using a sample of 615 middle-and high-school students in China, this study examines how social control and social learning variables mediate the effect of repeated strains in school and at home on delinquency. The findings from an integrated model support Agnew's mediating argument in a non-Western society. Repeated negative treatment by teachers promotes delinquent behavior both through weakened conventional bonds and beliefs and through heightened association with delinquent peers. Repeated negative treatment by parents affects delinquency only through weakened conventional bonds. The prominent role of school experiences in the lives of Chinese adolescents is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; High Schools; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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