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Author Shademani, Pantea, author.
Title Stressors and Latino adolescents' delinquency : an ecological approach / by Pantea Shademani.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  BF77 .Z95 2012 S53eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 43 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-43).
Summary Latino adolescents are at an increased risk of delinquency when compared to other adolescents. It is important to identify the precursors of risky behaviors due to the long-term and negative implications. For this thesis, self-report survey data were collected from 650 Latino adolescents in ten high schools in Southern California. Bivariate correlations and multiple regressions were conducted separately for boys and girls. The contextual stressors were significantly and positively correlated with delinquency. Multiple regressions for the boys demonstrated that discrimination and peer delinquency were significantly related to delinquent behaviors. The multiple regression for the girls revealed that school disrespect, family disengagement, and peer delinquency were significantly related to delinquency. The contextual stressors can each increase externalization of behaviors resulting in maladaptive ways of coping such as delinquency.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 02, 2012).
Subject Hispanic American high school students -- California -- Social conditions.
Prediction of scholastic success -- California.
Juvenile delinquency -- California -- Prevention.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Psychology.
OCLC number 847542891