Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Self-esteem in adolescence; Juvenile delinquency -- Psychological aspects;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1990 David D. Carlson
Carlson, David D., "Self-esteem as a predictive factor in juvenile delinquency" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 2137.