M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Juvenile delinquency--United States; Juvenile delinquents--Family relationships--United States; Parent and teenager--United States; Youth with social disabilities--United States
Family and social relationships have been identified as risk-factors for adolescent adjudication. Ninety-five participants between the ages of 13 and 19 were recruited from the Youth Empowerment System (YES) Shelter & Residential Treatment Facility, Camden Day & Residential Treatment Center, and Camden Catholic High School in Camden County, New Jersey. The participants were administered a survey designed by the experimenter and the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale. Chi-square analyses showed significant relationships between adjudication and who the legal guardian was, marital status of their biological parents and legal guardian, their relationship with their legal guardian, biological parents' criminal record and drug/alcohol addictions, households on welfare, and race. Two-parent households. preferably consisting of the biological parents, and positive parental relationships may help prevent adolescent adjudication and delinquent behaviors.
Del Russo, Jennifer M., "Family risk factors related to adolescent adjudication" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1136.