Family influences on adolescent delinquent behaviors: applying the social development model to a Chinese sample.
Journal - American journal of community psychology (United States )
The current study applied the Social Development Model (SDM) to improve understanding of the mediation processes through which the family environment was related to Chinese adolescent delinquent behavior. We tested the hypothesized model using structural equation modeling with questionnaire data collected from 736 Chinese 7th and 9th graders, their parents, and their teachers from two middle schools in Beijing, China. Testing the model separately for boys and girls yielded adequate fit indices for both although the hypothesized model was not invariant across gender and several gender differences were identified. The SDM appeared to be a valuable tool in studying the development of Chinese adolescent delinquency.
|ISSN : ||0091-0562|
|Mesh Heading : ||Adolescent Adult Child Family Female Humans Juvenile Delinquency Male Middle Aged Parents Socioeconomic Factors|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Asian Continental Ancestry Group Social Change psychology psychology statistics & numerical data|