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Psychosocial control characteristics and adolescent delinquent behaviour

Mak, Anita S. W


This thesis reports empirical tests of a psychosocial control theory of delinquent behaviour using multiple delinquency measures. An extension of Hirschi’s (1969) social control theory, the psychosocial approach considers not only social determinants of delinquency but also the personality characteristics of impulsiveness and emotional empathy. The formulation of this revised control perspective is discussed in relation to the literature on individual differences in delinquent...[Show more]

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Date published: 1987-06
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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