Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis examines how parental involvement and family structure relate to the prevalence of juvenile delinquency. To answer the research question, the current study used a large sample of 12th grade youth (n=1,272) from the Monitoring the Future project which includes measures on parental involvement, household structure, academic abilities, and risky behavior and delinquent behavior. The results of this secondary analysis showed a significant association between parental-child involvement measures and the delinquent outcomes examined; drinking, suspension, and skipping school. This study emphasizes the need to consider that the impact of household structure as well as that of a supportive environment provided by parental involvement on youth behavior and delinquency.
Villavicencio, Bosco Jr, "An Analysis of the Parental Structure and Involvement on Subsequent Delinquency" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.
Criminology Commons, Family, Life Course, and Society Commons, Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies Commons, Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance Commons, Social Statistics Commons