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Parenting and Delinquency: An Exploration of Gender Effects

dc.contributor.advisorGottfredson, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkins, Lyndaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-01T20:23:58Z
dc.date.available2007-02-01T20:23:58Z
dc.date.issued2006-12-11en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/4226
dc.description.abstractIn the search for the causes and correlates of juvenile delinquency, parenting has historically been recognized as one of the primary contributing or inhibiting factors to delinquent behaviors. The current study focuses on the relationship between the specific parenting practices of monitoring and attachment, and the delinquent behaviors of both males and female children, in the preadolescent ages of 7-11. This study finds that while parents monitor male and female children equally, parents report a higher level of attachment to their male children. Additionally, although most of the measures of parenting have similar impacts for male and female children, there are certain practices which produce divergent results based upon the child's gender. Parental reports of monitoring are a stronger inhibitor of intentions to use illicit substances for males, while the parent's attachment is a greater inhibitor of self-reported rebellious behavior for females. These results have implications for future research and program design.en_US
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dc.titleParenting and Delinquency: An Exploration of Gender Effectsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCriminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Criminology and Penologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledjuvenile delinquencyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledparentingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledgenderen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledinteraction effectsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmonitoringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledattachmenten_US


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