Comparison the self-concept and behavior in adolescents without criminal record with juvenile offenders

Heidari Soureshjani, S. and kasiri Dowlatabadi, N. and Eslami, A.A. and Alidousti, M. and Khosravi, F. and Hashemi, F. (2014) Comparison the self-concept and behavior in adolescents without criminal record with juvenile offenders. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 15 (6).


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Background and aims: impermanent and negative self-concept , disrupts personal and social adjustment. in this study compared self-concept and behavior in adolescents without a history of juvenile criminal and offenders. Methods: The study was cross-sectional . 79 person from centers for Upbringing and correction via census sample and 120 person that with first group in regard to age-and sex- matched controls from Isfahan City were enrolled. The data collection instrument consisted of three sections include demographic information , self-concept and behavior questions. Statistic examination include T-test, Fisher and K2, were use for data analyzed . Results: The mean and standard deviation of self-Concept in offenders was 58/94±10/30 and Behavior was 62/26±28/81. Adolescents with no history of criminal record, self-concept score was 63/02±9/75 and Behavior was 84/66±15/22. Self-concept and behavior scores were significantly higher in the group with no criminal record (p<0/001). Conclusion: The results suggest that the Self-concept and Behavior of juvenile offenders is lower than adolescents with no criminal record. It is also considered demographic factors will affect the incidence of antisocial behavior . It seems psychologists and counselors to be working in these centers must training , counseling and therapy and correction techniques with consideration to the establishment of such anomalies .

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-concept, behavior, delinquency, Isfahan
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Anesthesiology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 03:23
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 03:23

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