Understanding the Delinquency and Social Relationships of Loners

@article{Demuth2004UnderstandingTD,
  title={Understanding the Delinquency and Social Relationships of Loners},
  author={Stephen Demuth},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={366 - 392}
}
  • S. Demuth
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Youth & Society
Little is known about the delinquency and social relations of adolescents who lack close friendships. This study compares the delinquency of “loners” and “nonloners,” explores group differences within the larger social context of peers, family, and school, and assesses the efficacy of loner status as a distinct dimension of peer relationships. The findings indicate that loners are less delinquent than nonloners are, but there are nevertheless negative circumstances associated with being a loner… Expand

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