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ERIC Number: EJ798138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Self-Control and Social Bonds: A Combined Control Perspective on Deviance
Longshore, Douglas; Chang, Eunice; Hsieh, Shih-chao; Messina, Nena
Crime & Delinquency, v50 n4 p542-564 2004
With longitudinal data from a sample of adult male drug offenders, this study tested 4 aspects of social bonding (attachment, involvement, religious commitment, and moral belief) and association with substance-using peers as outcomes of low self-control and as mediators of the relationship between low self-control and drug use. Low self-control was negatively related to social bonds and positively related to drug use and association with substance-using peers. The relationship between low self-control and drug use was fully mediated by moral belief and association with substance-using peers. These results support the utility of integrating self-control and social bonding perspectives on deviance. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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