Which Bond Matters More? Assessing the Differential Strengths of Parental Bonding Measures on Adolescent Delinquency Over Time

Citation

Craig, J. M. (2015). Which Bond Matters More? Assessing the Differential Strengths of Parental Bonding Measures on Adolescent Delinquency Over Time. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. vol. 14 (3) pp. 225-242

Abstract

Although Hirschi’s social bonds theory, especially the attachment component, has received a large amount of empirical support in the literature, research has not clarified whether it matters if the juvenile is attached to his or her mother or his or her father. This study addresses this issue by analyzing the impact of three attachment measures—the juveniles’ perceived attachment to their mother, their father, and both parents combined—on self-reported delinquency using a nationally representative data source. Cross-sectional and longitudinal results reveal mixed results. A discussion of the results and directions for future research are presented. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177%2F1541204014565670

Keyword(s)

attachment delinquency longitudinal analysis parental bonds

Notes

Export Date: 24 June 2016

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Author(s)

Craig, J. M.

Year Published

2015

Volume Number

14

Issue Number

3

Pages

225-242

DOI

10.1177/1541204014565670

Reference ID

6931