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PERSONALITY TYPE, PARENTING STYLE AND SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUS AS PREDICTORS OF ADOLESCENTS DELINQUENCY BEHAVIOUR

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page i
Approval Page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
Table of Contents ii
List of tables vi
Abstract vii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Introduction 1
Statement of the Problem 19
Purpose of the Study 19
Operational Definition of Terms 20
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
THEORETICAL REVIEW
Differential Association Theory 20
Strain Theory 24
Labeling Theory 25
Social Learning Theory 27
Social Control Theory 29
Social Disorganization Theory 30
General Psychological Orientation Theory 31
EMPIRICAL REVIEW
Delinquency and Personality Type 32
Delinquency and Parenting Style 34
Delinquency and Socioeconomic Status 42
SUMMARY OF THE LITERATURE REVIEW 46
HYPOTHESES 47
CHAPTER THREE: METHOD
Participants 49
Instrument 49
Procedure 51
Design and Statistics 52
CHAPTER FOUR
Result 53
CHAPTER FIVE
Discussion 56
Implications of the study 59
Limitations of the study 62
Suggestions for further studies 63
Conclusion 64
References 66
APPENDICES
A. Questionnaire
• Demographic data
• Parental Bonding Instrument
• Self-Report Delinquency Scale
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• Type A Behaviour Scale
B. Reliability statistics for Type A Behaviour Scale
C. Reliability statistics for Parental Bonding Instrument
D. Regression analysis

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