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The self-concept formation of juvenile delinquents

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dc.contributor.advisor Venter, Maria Adriana Maphila, Makaladi Lazarus 2015-01-23T04:25:02Z 2015-01-23T04:25:02Z 2000-06
dc.identifier.citation Maphila, Makaladi Lazarus (2000) The self-concept formation of juvenile delinquents, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-concept of juvenile delinquents and to compare it with the self-concept of non-delinquent adolescents. The aspects of the self and their role in self-concept formation were outlined. Psychosocial and moral development were discussed, as well as factors that affect moral development. Juvenile delinquency was studied. Poverty and lack of parental care stood out as the main causes of juvenile delinquency. The South African juvenile justice system was also investigated. The Adolescent Self-concept Scale was administered to 20 delinquent and 20 nondelinquent adolescents. The results revealed that there is a significant difference between the self-concept of juvenile delinquents and that of non-delinquents. The delinquent group was found to have a low general self-concept. In order to determine how delinquent behaviour influences the self-concept and vice versa, one respondent from the delinquent group was randomly selected and an indepth study was carried out. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (177 leaves) : illustrations
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Self en
dc.subject Self-concept en
dc.subject Self-talk en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Juveniles en
dc.subject Delinquency / delinquent en
dc.subject Juvenile justice system en
dc.subject Adolescent Self-concept Scale en
dc.subject.ddc 155.2
dc.subject.lcsh Self perception in adolescence -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) in adolescents en
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent Self-concept Scale en
dc.title The self-concept formation of juvenile delinquents en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Educational Studies M. Ed. (with specialisation in Guidance and Counselling)

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