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dc.contributor.advisorTheodori, Gene
dc.creatorLeonard, Latrice
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-10T19:18:45Z
dc.date.available2018-12-10T19:18:45Z
dc.date.created2018-12
dc.date.issued2018-09-21
dc.date.submittedDecember 2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11875/2561
dc.description.abstractPositive adolescent behavior is key to a productive future for society; however, mental factors, influential peer factors, environmental factors, and socio-economic factors tend to influence adolescent behavior. This study seeks to examine preventative measures (i.e., civic engagement and mentorship) to reduce delinquent behavior in adolescents. The research questions investigate civic engagement and mentorship as buffers to delinquent adolescent behavior through three social theories which include: 1) the social learning theory, 2) the social control theory, and 3) the social support theory. In-person interviews were conducted to obtain qualitative data from five community leaders/mentors and fifteen adults who were involved in civic engagement activities/mentorship programs as adolescents.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAdolescent delinquency
dc.subjectRisk factors
dc.subjectCivic engagement
dc.subjectMentorship
dc.subjectSocial learning theory
dc.subjectSocial support theory
dc.subjectSocial control theory
dc.subjectAdolescent behavior
dc.titleCivic Engagement and Mentorship as Preventative Measures to Deter Adolescent Delinquency
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-12-10T19:20:55Z
thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.grantorSam Houston State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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