Shame as a Consequence of the Parent-Child Relationship

  title={Shame as a Consequence of the Parent-Child Relationship},
  author={Robert Svensson},
  journal={European Journal of Criminology},
  pages={477 - 504}
  • R. Svensson
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Criminology
The object of this research is to investigate the relationship between gender, parent-child relations, shame and juvenile delinquency. The study proceeds from a social bonding theoretical framework and hypothesizes that shame will act as an intervening mechanism through which poor parent-child relations impact upon delinquency. The present study addresses three key research questions. Are girls more strongly attached to and controlled by their parents than boys are? Do girls feel more shame in… 

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