A general strain theory and social learning theory provided very important conceptions in the explanation of deviant development. However, adolescents who faced same level of strain had different deviant behavior. There might be the impact of other factors on the relationships between strain and delinquency. Social learning theory could not clearly explain the original causes of deviant behavior’s development. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to count the impact of social strain factors to resupply the effect of association with deviant peers on the occurrence of delinquency. The study tried to provide a model in explaining the effects of social strain factors, association with peers, and agreement with illegal means on Taiwanese delinquency. The stratified cluster random sampling method was adopted to draw 306 junior high school students from the metropolitan in Tainan. SEM was used to test the model. The findings of this study were: (1) strain factors influenced the development of delinquency and association with deviant peers; (2) association with deviant peers played a mediator between strain factors and delinquent behavior; (3) association with deviant peers had impact on adolescent delinquency. According the results, suggestions were also provided in the paper.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Impact of Strain Factors, Association with Deviant Peers, and Agreement with Illegal means on Adolescent Delinquency in Tainan Metropolitan: Testing a Model of Integrated Theories|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Journal||青少年犯罪防治研究期刊 = Journal of Research in Delinquency and Prevention|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Dec|