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ERIC Number: EJ1009886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
School Delinquency and Social Bond Factors: Exploring Gendered Differences among a National Sample of 10th Graders
Hart, Caroline O.; Mueller, Christian E.
Psychology in the Schools, v50 n2 p116-133 Feb 2013
School delinquency has been linked to an array of negative educational outcomes, and if left unchecked, may lead to more serious problems in adulthood. Identifying the risk and protective factors that influence school delinquency is therefore crucial to develop effective intervention programs. Utilizing Hirschi's social bond theory as a framework, the authors investigated the relationships between social bonds (i.e., parental involvement, bond to school, beliefs, commitment to sport activities, commitment to non-sport activities, and involvement) and school delinquency among a nationally representative sample of 10th graders. Special attention was given to gender differences. Results indicate that social bond measures account for a significant variance in school delinquency (11.2%, "p" less than 0.001) above and beyond that predicted by socioeconomic status (1.5%, "p" less than 0.001), and that the relationships between social bonds and school delinquency vary across gender. Practical and theoretical implications are for educators and researchers alike. (Contains 5 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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