Testing Interactional Theory : An Examination of Reciprocal Causal Relationships Among Family , School , and Delinquency


Attachment to parents and commitment to school are important buffers against delinquency. Adolescents who are emotionally bonded to their parents and who succeed at school are unlikely candidates for serious delinquency. These relationships have strong empirical support. In addition, however, it is possible that frequent involvement in delinquency can cause… (More)

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