Self-Control and Social Bonds: A Combined Control Perspective on Deviance

With longitudinal data from a sample of adult male drug offenders, this study tested 4 aspects of social bonding (attachment, involvement, religious commitment, and moral belief) and association with substance-using peers as outcomes of low self-control and as mediators of the relationship between l...

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Published in:Crime & delinquency
Other Authors: Longshore, Douglas; Chang, Eunice; Hsieh, Shih-chao; Messina, Nena
Format: Electronic Article
Language:Undetermined language
Published: 2004
In:Crime & delinquency
Year: 2004, Volume: 50, Issue: 4, Pages: 542-564
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Summary:With longitudinal data from a sample of adult male drug offenders, this study tested 4 aspects of social bonding (attachment, involvement, religious commitment, and moral belief) and association with substance-using peers as outcomes of low self-control and as mediators of the relationship between low self-control and drug use. Low self-control was negatively related to social bonds and positively related to drug use and association with substance-using peers. The relationship between low self-control and drug use was fully mediated by moral belief and association with substance-using peers. These results support the utility of integrating self-control and social bonding perspectives on deviance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
ISSN:1552-387X
DOI:10.1177/0011128703260684