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dc.contributor.advisorStafford, Mark C.
dc.contributor.authorVaughan, Tyler John
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T17:46:51Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T17:46:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-04
dc.date.submittedMay 2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4524
dc.description.abstractThis study constructs a cross-sectional empirical test of revised low self-control theory using data collected in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, 1994. The primary focus of the redefinition of low self-control is on the role of social bonds in determining the level of self-control one exhibits. Furthermore, these concepts are hypothesized to measure the same underlying construct. After constructing measures of social bonding, and attitudinal self-control, multiple statistical techniques were used to measure the extent to which self-control and social bonding were related to one another and to a versatility index of delinquency. Both scales were generally predictive of the number of different offenses youth commit, however, the shared variation in the independent variable indices was small, leading one to believe the two scales may not measure the same underlying construct. It is more likely that the measure posited by Hirschi (2004) is a measure of social bonding as opposed to self-control. Limitations and implications are discussed.
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dc.format.extent72 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Control
dc.subjectLow self-control
dc.subjectDelinquency
dc.subjectSocial Bonding
dc.subjectSocial Control
dc.subjectControl Theory
dc.subjectCriminology
dc.subjectCrime theory
dc.subjectCriminal Justice
dc.subjectJuvenile
dc.subjectJuvenile Delinquency
dc.subjectAdolescent Health
dc.subjectAdd Health
dc.subjectTheory Testing: Multiple Regression
dc.subject.lcshSelf-controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshCriminal psychologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAdolescent psychologyen_US
dc.titleTesting Revised Low Self-Control Theory: Results From the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, 1994
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVasquez, Bob E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFelson, Marcus
thesis.degree.departmentCriminal Justice
thesis.degree.disciplineCriminal Justice
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentCriminal Justice


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