I= FAMILY FUNCTIONING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AS RISK FACTORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
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Title of Thesis
FAMILY FUNCTIONING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AS RISK FACTORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

Author(s)
Zaeema Siddiqui
Institute/University/Department Details
Institute of Clinical Psychology/ University of Karachi
Session
2003
Subject
Clinical Psychology
Number of Pages
139
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
juvenile delinquency, non delinquents, anger control problems, emotional distress, positive self, delinquency

Abstract
The purpose of the present research was to determine the role of family functioning and psychological problems of juvenile delinquents and non delinquents by assessing the difference between the two groups. After detailed literature review it was hypothesized that scores on the variable of Communication, Value and Norms, Affective Expression and Control among family members of juvenile delinquents will be high than non delinquents. Further more scores on the variables of Anger Control Problems, Emotional Distress and Positive Self will also be high of juvenile delinquents.

Sample of the present research consisted of 240 adolescents divided into two groups of 120 delinquents and 120 non-delinquents from low socioeconomic status.

General Scale of Family Assessment Measure-Version III (FAM-III) was administered in order to measure the level of Communication and Value and Norms whereas Dyadic Relationship Scale was used to measure Affective Expression and Control among the family members of juvenile delinquents and non delinquents. Reynolds Adolescent Adjustment Screening Inventory (RAASI) was administered in order to asses Anger Control Problems, Emotional Distress and Positive Self in juvenile delinquents and non delinquents.

t-test was calculated in order to determine the difference in the level of Communication, Value and Norms, Affective Expression and Control among families of juvenile delinquents and non delinquents. Furthermore difference in Anger Control Problem, Emotional Distress and Positive Self between the juvenile delinquents and non delinquents was also determined by calculating t-test.

The results showed significant differences on the variable of Communication, Value & Norms, Affective Expression and Control among the family members of delinquents and non delinquents. There is also a significant difference on the variable of Anger Control Problems and Emotional Distress and an insignificant difference on the variable of Positive Self between delinquents and non delinquents. A venues for future research have also been suggested

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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3 2 Literature Review 8
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  2.1 Psychological Problems In The Development Of Delinquency 9
  2.2 Family Perspective In The Development Of Delinquency 24
4 3 Problem 38
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5 4 Hypotheses 40
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6 5 Method 42
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  5.1 Sample 42
  5.2 Procedure 43
  5.3 Description Of Measures 45
  5.4 Scoring 47
  5.5 Statistical Analysis 48
  5.6 Research Design 50
  5.7 Operational Definitions Of Various Terms 51
7 6 Results 54
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8 7 Discussion 81
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  7.1 Additional Findings 107
  7.2 Limitations And Future Implications 109
9 8 References 112
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  8.1 Appendices 138