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ERIC Number: EJ665059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Nonbehavioral Correlates of Juvenile Delinquency: Communications of Detained and Nondetained Young People about Social Limits.
Grietens, Hans; Rink, Jacobus; Hellinckx, Walter
Journal of Adolescent Research, v18 n1 p68-89 Jan 2003
This study compared attitudes toward social limits among adolescents detained for criminal offenses and nondetained adolescents. Findings indicated significant differences between groups in knowledge of behavioral alternatives and behavioral intentions. Nondetained youth reporting high rates of undersocialized behavior were more inclined to transgress social limits and more often attributed their intentions to self-oriented motivations and less often to here-and-now oriented motivations, supporting the self-presentation theory of juvenile delinquency. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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