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Adolescent Motherhood, Depression, and Delinquency

Abstract Although recent studies have report that many stressors and strains (i.e., financial, educational and psychological) arise from being an adolescent mother, whether adolescent motherhood influences delinquency remains an unanswered empirical question. Using data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health), the current study examines the relationship between motherhood, depression, and delinquency (N = 676). The sample is comprised of solely females between ages 13 and 21-years-old. The female subjects were categorized either as an adolescent mothers, non-mother adolescents, or adult mothers. This study tests the following hypotheses: (1) adolescent mothers are prone to involvement... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Walker, D'Andre (Author) / Holtfreter, Kristy (Advisor) / Reisig, Micheal (Advisor) / Burt, Callie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Psychology / Adolescent / Delinquency / Depression / Motherhood
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 36 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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