Traits, factors and delinquency : a study of personality traits and environmental factors influencing behavior of delinquent boys residing in the Halifax-Dartmouth area, N.S.

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Brien, Daniel W.
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Kiley, Joseph Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:47Z
dc.date.issued 1967
dc.identifier.other HV9069 K54
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22809
dc.description iv, 88 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 85-87.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the influence on behavior of a specific personality trait and two family environmental factors. The personality trait and environmental factors studied were hostility, discipline and rearing by parent substitutes. In this study the trait hostility was combined with each factor separately. The influence on behavior of that particular trait-factor relationship was then determined. The data source was the records of 223 delinquent boys who were on probation to the Department of Public Welfare, Halifax. By the use of a random sample, 49 cases were the actual data source. The data gathered included whether the child was reared by his own parents or parent substitutes, the quality of discipline received by the delinquent and whether the boy exhibited evidence of hostility. The test applied to the data gathered was Chi Square. It was found that non-recidivist delinquents had a higher frequency of suitable discipline and exhibited less hostility than their recidivist counterparts. The study indicated that certain traits and factors do influence behavior in such a manner as to render it criminogenic. It was concluded that prediction tables could be developed utilizing the traits and factors that most influence behavior. For the second hypothesis no significant difference was found in the incidence of hostility among delinquents reared by their own parents and those reared by parent substitutes. However, it is interesting to note that out of the sample of 49, thirteen delinquents were reared by parent substitutes.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV9069
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- Psychology
dc.title Traits, factors and delinquency : a study of personality traits and environmental factors influencing behavior of delinquent boys residing in the Halifax-Dartmouth area, N.S.
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
thesis.degree.grantor Maritime School of Social Work
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