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Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality?: a test in three countries

Robert Svensson, Lieven Pauwels UGent and Frank M Weerman (2010) CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR. 37(6). p.732-743
abstract
This study examines whether morality and self-control have an interactional effect on offending. Drawing from the situational action theory, the authors hypothesize that self-control has a more important effect on offending for individuals with low levels of morality than for individuals with high levels of morality. To test this hypothesis, self-report data were used from three independent samples of young adolescents in Antwerp, Belgium (N = 2,486); Halmstad, Sweden (N = 1,003); and South-Holland, the Netherlands (N = 1,978). The findings provide strong support for the hypothesis that the effect of self-control on offending is dependent on the individual's level of morality. The similarity of the results across three independent samples suggests that the findings are robust among different cultural backgrounds and among studies with different operationalizations of the central concepts of interest.
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GOTTFREDSON, DEVIANCE, OPPORTUNITY, DELINQUENCY, GENERAL-THEORY, CRIME PROPENSITY, GENDER
journal title
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR
Crim. Justice Behav.
volume
37
issue
6
pages
732 - 743
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000277549700006
JCR category
CRIMINOLOGY & PENOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.59 (2010)
JCR rank
9/43 (2010)
JCR quartile
1 (2010)
ISSN
0093-8548
DOI
10.1177/0093854810366542
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1105587
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1105587
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2011-01-20 12:36:25
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2016-12-19 15:45:03
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  author       = {Svensson, Robert  and Pauwels, Lieven and Weerman, Frank M},
  issn         = {0093-8548},
  journal      = {CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR},
  keyword      = {GOTTFREDSON,DEVIANCE,OPPORTUNITY,DELINQUENCY,GENERAL-THEORY,CRIME PROPENSITY,GENDER},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {732--743},
  title        = {Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality?: a test in three countries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093854810366542},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Svensson, Robert , Lieven Pauwels, and Frank M Weerman. 2010. “Does the Effect of Self-control on Adolescent Offending Vary by Level of Morality?: a Test in Three Countries.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 37 (6): 732–743.
APA
Svensson, Robert , Pauwels, L., & Weerman, F. M. (2010). Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality?: a test in three countries. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR, 37(6), 732–743.
Vancouver
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Svensson R, Pauwels L, Weerman FM. Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality?: a test in three countries. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR. 2010;37(6):732–43.
MLA
Svensson, Robert , Lieven Pauwels, and Frank M Weerman. “Does the Effect of Self-control on Adolescent Offending Vary by Level of Morality?: a Test in Three Countries.” CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR 37.6 (2010): 732–743. Print.