Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality? A test in three countries

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Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality? A test in three countries

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dc.contributor.author Svensson, Robert
dc.contributor.author Pauwels, Lieven
dc.contributor.author Weerman, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-31T12:37:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-31T12:37:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0093-8548 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/10164
dc.description.abstract This study examines whether morality and self-control have an interactional effect on offending. Drawing from the situational action theory, the authors hypothesize that self-control has a more important effect on offending for individuals with low levels of morality than for individuals with high levels of morality. To test this hypothesis, self-report data were used from three independent samples of young adolescents in Antwerp, Belgium (N = 2,486); Halmstad, Sweden (N = 1,003); and South-Holland, the Netherlands (N = 1,978). The findings provide strong support for the hypothesis that the effect of self-control on offending is dependent on the individual’s level of morality. The similarity of the results across three independent samples suggests that the findings are robust among different cultural backgrounds and among studies with different operationalizations of the central concepts of interest. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en
dc.title Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality? A test in three countries en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Criminology (KR) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0093854810366542 en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Criminology en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Sociology en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychology en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Criminal Justice and Behavior;6 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 37 en
dc.format.ePage 743
dc.format.sPage 732
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