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Different views: The impact of sex, area of residence, and victimization on teenagers' explanations for delinquency

Abrams, Dominic, Simpson, Amanda, Hogg, Michael A. (1987) Different views: The impact of sex, area of residence, and victimization on teenagers' explanations for delinquency. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 16 (4). pp. 401-413. ISSN 0047-2891. (doi:10.1007/BF02138469) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Hypothesized, following attribution theory, that psychological closeness (i.e., familiarity, similarity, physical proximity) to the perpetrators of delinquency would lead to its being explained in terms of external (environmental and situational) factors, while being a victim of delinquency would promote internal (dispositional and personal) explanations. Consistent with these hypotheses, 74 15-yr-olds endorsed less individualistic explanations and stressed the social functions of delinquency more than did older Ss in an earlier study by A. Furnham and M. Henderson (see record 1984-04206-001). Males, Ss living closer to the city center, and nonvictims favored external explanations more than did females, those living on the outskirts of the city and in rural areas, and victims.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/BF02138469
Uncontrolled keywords: sex & area of residence & victimization, internal vs external explanations for delinquency, 15 yr olds
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 11:29 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35480 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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