Fighting, Truancy and Low Academic Achievement in Youth Subcultures

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)357-372
Aantal pagina's16
TijdschriftYOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Research
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - nov-2015

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