Growing up and the bonds of social control: Longitudinal test of Hirschi's social control theory

dc.creatorSewell, Regina
dc.date.available2011-02-18T21:54:48Z
dc.date.issued1989-12
dc.degree.departmentSociology, Anthropology, and Social Worken_US
dc.description.abstractThe majority of research shows a negative relationship between elements of the social bond and delinquency. Most of this research has assumed a recursive, cross-sectional model and attributed this relationship to either the direct or indirect effects of elements of the social bond on delinquency. However, some of the more recent research findings suggest that crosssectional analysis is not adequate to access social control theory and cast the assurtption of recursiveness into doubt. Therefore, a reciprocal causal model is proposed which includes social class and ability as background variables, and allows elements of the social bond and delinquency affect one another so that belief is affected by attachment and commitment, and commitment is affected by attachment.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/17181en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectConformityen_US
dc.subjectSocial controlen_US
dc.subjectJuvenile delinquencyen_US
dc.subjectHirschi, Travis,. Causes in delinquencyen_US
dc.titleGrowing up and the bonds of social control: Longitudinal test of Hirschi's social control theory
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentSociology, Anthropology and Social Work
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.A.

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