ERIC Number: EJ660338
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Exploring the Utility of Social Control Theory for Youth Development: Issues of Attachment, Involvement, and Gender.
Huebner, Angela J.; Betts, Sherry C.
Youth & Society, v34 n2 p123-45 Dec 2002
Investigated the utility of social control theory's attachment and involvement bonds as protective factors to examine gender differences in reports of delinquency and academic achievement. Surveys of 7th-12th graders indicated that although several of the involvement bond variables of social control theory were predictive of both delinquency and academic achievement for both genders, only the attachment bond variables provided such an overall protective function for females. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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