The Structure of Self-Reported Delinquency

Braithwaite J.B. and Law H.G. (1978) The Structure of Self-Reported Delinquency. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2 2: 221-238. doi:10.1177/014662167800200205

Author Braithwaite J.B.
Law H.G.
Title The Structure of Self-Reported Delinquency
Journal name Applied Psychological Measurement   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-3497
Publication date 1978-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/014662167800200205
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 221
End page 238
Total pages 18
Subject 3201 Psychology (miscellaneous)
3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Abstract An analysis of self-report delinquency data using four non-metric procedures for structural analysis revealed support for the existence of a general de linquency factor. However, offenses of low serious ness and victimless offenses (drinking and drug-taking items) were only weakly related to this gen eral factor. It is concluded that for almost all mea sures of self-reported delinquency in the literature, most of the variance is accounted for by those items which bear the weakest relationships to the general delinquency factor. The existence of specific factors representing “trivial delinquency,” “drug use,” “vehicle theft,” and “vandalism” was indicated by all four procedures.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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