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Advancing General Strain Theory: Three Empirical Studies

Abstract The main premise of general strain theory (GST) is that strains and stressors increase negative emotions, such as anger and depression, which ultimately influence coping—criminal and otherwise (Agnew, 1992). Though there is a lot of research in support of the core arguments of GST, gaps in the knowledge base remain. For example, most researchers have focused on particular types of strains, overlooking nontraditional forms. And though the negative impact of deviant peers on delinquency is well documented, the influence of such peers in terms of coping with negative emotionality is not well understood. This dissertation investigates the relationship between unconventional strains—teenage pregnancy and low social support—on negative outcomes. ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Walker, D'Andre (Author) / Reisig, Michael D. (Advisor) / Holtfreter, Kristy (Committee member) / Young, Jacob T.N. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 182 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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