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ERIC Number: EJ947936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
General Strain Theory, Peer Rejection, and Delinquency/Crime
Higgins, George E.; Piquero, Nicole L.; Piquero, Alex R.
Youth & Society, v43 n4 p1272-1297 Dec 2011
The development of general strain theory (GST) has led to a renewed focus on the influence of negative life experiences on antisocial behavior. Although a number of studies have generated an impressive array of support for the theory, several avenues remain open for research. In this article, we examine how a specific noxious stimuli, peer rejection, relates to delinquency/crime, and the degree of shared relation among peer rejection and delinquency/crime. Using data from a national sample of 413 children and adolescents, analyses indicated two highly stable trajectories of peer rejection and three trajectories of delinquency/crime, that peer rejection and delinquency/crime were not strongly related in general, but a joint analysis of their relationship revealed that high peer rejection was related to high delinquency/crime among males but not among females. Implications and directions for future research are highlighted. (Contains 3 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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