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Keywords

Self-esteem in adolescence; Juvenile delinquency -- Psychological aspects;

Abstract

Volumes of research have been written over the past forty years on factors related to delinquency. Theories on the causation of delinquency have been derived from three basic perspectives: biological, psychological, and environmental-sociological (Johnson, Bird, & Little, 1981; Empey, 1982). Biological causes include genetic and physical structure of the child. The psychological perspectives sees delinquency as a result of emotional instability. Environmental reasons include socio-economic status of the child's family, peer group pressure, and neighborhood cultural characteristics. The purpose of this paper is to review the relationship of self-esteem and delinquency and primarily focus on whether a low level of self-esteem is a predictive factor for delinquency. As a result there will be some theoretical overlap in this review.

Year of Submission

1990

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Ann Vernon

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Date Original

1990

Object Description

1 PDF file (15 leaves)

Language

en

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application/pdf

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