Cultural differences in adolescents' explanations of juvenile delinquency

Graham Tyson, Carol Hubert

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Abstract

Lay explanations for juvenile delinquency given by Australian adolescents from either collectivist or individualist cultural backgrounds were examined. After controlling for socioeconomic and demographic variables, differences were found between the groups, with the individualistic group tending to emphasize more individual-oriented explanations. These results are consistent with previous work on culture and attributional style.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

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