Generalizing general strain theory: An examination of an offending population

@article{Piquero2000GeneralizingGS,
  title={Generalizing general strain theory: An examination of an offending population},
  author={N. L. Piquero and Miriam D. Sealock},
  journal={Justice Quarterly},
  year={2000},
  volume={17},
  pages={449 - 484}
}
  • N. L. Piquero, Miriam D. Sealock
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Justice Quarterly
  • We attempt to investigate the generality of general strain theory (GST) by exploring the operation of general strain in an offending population. Data are obtained from self-report interviews of approximately 150 youths who had been adjudicated for a variety of offenses; all had been identified as chemically abusing or dependent. Using measures of strain and negative affect, as well as strain-exacerbating factors such as peer delinquency and strain-alleviating factors such as family… CONTINUE READING
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