Causal Pathway Analysis of Adolescence Status Delinquency

청소년 지위비행의 인과적 경로

  • 조영숙 (부산가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 신유선 (부산가톨릭대학교 간호대학)
  • Published : 2001.12.01


The purpose of this study was to examine the actual condition of the adolescent status delinquency and to predict that family environments, the mother's rear attitudes and personal factors influence on the adolescent status delinquency among high school students in Busan(N=404). Under these purposes of the study, the preliminary study was performed to divided the criminal delinquency from the status delinquency, and on the basis of the result of the preliminary study, the analysis of causal pathway were performed. The data were surveyed using paper and pencil self-rating. Descriptive statistics and pathway analyses were conducted to answer research objectives. The result of this study was as follows. First, the status delinquency and the criminal delinquency are different dimensions with each other independently. Second, Contents of the status delinquencies were Drinking, Smoking, Cheating examination, Stopping out, Reckless running, Gang fighting, Reading lewdness and Watching lewd video, Sexual intercourse with the other gender, etc., The criminal delinquencies were Robbing of bicycle or auto-bicycle, Taking nalcotic drug, Robbing money of drunkard and women, Rape, Setting on fire, etc. Third, The factors of structural environments of the family and the factors of mother's rear attitude influenced on the status delinquency via adolescence's compulsivity. that is to say, if the mother's rear attitude is affective, it restrains the impulsivity of adolescence causing to the restraint of the status delinquency.