Fighting, Truancy and Low Academic Achievement in Youth Subcultures

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Abstract

Lifestyle, music preference, shared values and behaviours of young people can be understood to be components of youth subcultures. Little is known about the association between affiliation with non-mainstream subcultures and problem behaviour. The aim of this study was to assess the association between subculture affiliation and fighting, truancy and low academic achievement, and to determine whether lack of parental knowledge and parental bonding accounts for these associations. Our results showed that youth subculture affiliation is a strong risk factor regarding the above-mentioned behaviours and that part of this risk is accounted for by a lack of protective factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-372
Number of pages16
JournalYOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Research
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2015

Keywords

  • adolescence
  • youth subcultures
  • fighting
  • truancy
  • low academic achievement
  • parental knowledge
  • parental bonding
  • ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE
  • MUSIC PREFERENCE
  • PROBLEM BEHAVIOR
  • RISK BEHAVIOR
  • GROUP IDENTIFICATION
  • PARENTAL SUPPORT
  • SCHOOL STUDENTS
  • MENTAL-HEALTH
  • HEAVY-METAL
  • DELINQUENCY

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