Reputation enhancement and involvement in delinquency among high school students

Carroll, Annemaree, Green, Shauna, Houghton, Stephen and Wood, Robert (2003) Reputation enhancement and involvement in delinquency among high school students. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 50 3: 253-273. doi:10.1080/1034912032000120444

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Author Carroll, Annemaree
Green, Shauna
Houghton, Stephen
Wood, Robert
Title Reputation enhancement and involvement in delinquency among high school students
Journal name International Journal of Disability, Development and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-912X
Publication date 2003-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1034912032000120444
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 50
Issue 3
Start page 253
End page 273
Total pages 21
Editor C. van Kraayenoord
Place of publication UK
Publisher Carfax
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject 330101 Educational Psychology
Abstract The present research explored the relationship between high school students' self-reported delinquency and the importance of their social reputations. The prevalence of self-reported delinquency was investigated in a sample of 965 (467 males, 498 females) Years 8 to 12 students attending high schools in Brisbane and Perth. The results revealed that males are significantly more prone to all forms of delinquent behaviour than their female peers. Most forms of delinquency appeared to peak at Year 9, with the exception of drug use which increased with age. A cluster analysis was performed on the prevalence data and students were separated into two groups: students with high and low involvement in delinquency. The reputations of students with high and low delinquency involvement were investigated. Students identified as having low involvement in delinquency desired a more conforming reputation than those with high involvement. Females also desired a more conforming reputation than their male counterparts. In relation to year level, junior high school students were less conforming than senior high school students. Ways to address the powerful nature of adolescent reputations and their link to involvement in delinquent activities are highlighted.
Keyword reputation enhancement
high school students
social reputations
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Additional Notes Annemaree Carroll, Shauna Green, Stephen Houghton and Robert Wood (2003) Reputation Enhancement and Involvement in Delinquency Among High School Students, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 50 (3): 253-27. DOI: 10.1080/1034912032000120444 Copyright 2003 Routledge. All rights reserved.

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