Values, risk taking and selection of leisure time activities among delinquent and non-delinquent boys

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Howard McCoy Braxton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The study was exploratory in nature, seeking to describe (1) personal factors, (2) professed values, (3) risk taking propensities, and (4) leisure time activity pursuits among delinquent and non-delinquent boys. A total of 50 males, 25 delinquents and 25 non-delinquents from Guilford County, North Carolina, ranging in age from 15 to 17, served as subjects for the study. Subjects chose the time most suitable for each one for data collection. Administration of the test battery (VRTTB) took approximately one hour. Testing for the non-delinquent group was done at Smith and Ragsdale High Schools. Testing for the delinquent group was conducted in the Juvenile Court Counselors' section of the Guilford County Courthouse in Greensboro, North Carolina and the office of the Juvenile Court Counselors in High Point, North Carolina. All data gathering was done individually or in small groups by the writer.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
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Teenage boys $z North Carolina $x Psychology
Juvenile delinquents $z North Carolina $x Attitudes
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