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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