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Social Capital as a Predictor of Delinquency in Adolescent Boys

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This study aims to investigate the relationship between social capital and delinquency in adolescents. This research has been conducted using a survey. In this research, 400 adolescent boys in Tehran were selected as samples based on the Cochran formula. Data were collected using researcher built-questionnaires. The results showed that with enhancement of social capital, levels of delinquency in adolescent boys decrease. And also by increasing the dimensions of social capital including social participation, social confidence, social support, social solidarity and interrelationships with others the delinquency in adolescent boys decreases and these relationships was statistically significant (p < 0.001). The results of multivariable regression also showed that dimensions of social participation, social confidence, social support, and social solidarity were as predictors of delinquency in adolescent boys (p < 0.001) and by increasing them the levels of delinquency in adolescent boys decreased.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 43)
Pages:
86-97
Citation:
L. Fathi "Social Capital as a Predictor of Delinquency in Adolescent Boys", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 43, pp. 86-97, 2015
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Nov 2014
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