Labeling and the Adoption of a Deviant Status

@article{Hayes2010LabelingAT,
  title={Labeling and the Adoption of a Deviant Status},
  author={T. Hayes},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={274 - 302}
}
  • T. Hayes
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Deviant Behavior
  • This study explores the role of labeling in the process by which individuals come to perceive their personal indebtedness as indicative of a deviant status. Particular attention is paid to the respective roles one's informal social network and self-help groups play in promoting the transformation from a non-deviant to deviant status. In-depth interviews with a convenience and snowball sample of 46 members of Debtors Anonymous (DA), was supplemented with contextual data from a DA newsletter and… CONTINUE READING
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