Strain, Negative Emotions, and Deviant Coping Among African Americans: A Test of General Strain Theory

@article{Jang2003StrainNE,
  title={Strain, Negative Emotions, and Deviant Coping Among African Americans: A Test of General Strain Theory},
  author={S. J. Jang and Byron R. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={79-105}
}
  • S. J. Jang, Byron R. Johnson
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Quantitative Criminology
  • Although previous research on Agnew's (1992) general strain theory (GST) tends to yield significant effects of strain on negative emotions as well as deviance and crime, results tend to be mixed with regard to (1) the effects of negative emotions on deviance and crime and (2) conditioning factors that Agnew suggests affect the selection of coping strategies. To address these issues, we test hypotheses, derived from GST, about the relationships among strain, negative emotions, and deviant coping… CONTINUE READING

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