Investigating the effect of social capital on delinquency of 15-to-19-year-old juveniles in shiraz

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Zinab Adelmand
Fatemeh Adelmand
Tahmineh Adelmand
Maryam Zarnaghash


The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of social capital on 15-to-19-year-old juveniles’ delinquency. Regarding this objective, Yang internet addiction questionnaire (1996) was used to collect the data. This questionnaire contains 20questions classified in some groups. Results of Multivariate Regression Analysis for explaining delinquency indicate that among the variables selected in the analytical model of this study, 5 factors(religious life style, modern life style (friends network), family control, communications (the relationship between social capital and the groups), the respondents’ fathers’ income) have had a significant effect on delinquency and have remained in the equation. After entering these five variables, the entry of new variables have been stopped. In fact, these five variables totally explain 36/1% changes of the dependent variable (delinquency.


Keywords: delinquency, Social Capital


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Adelmand, Z., Adelmand, F., Adelmand, T., & Zarnaghash, M. (2015). Investigating the effect of social capital on delinquency of 15-to-19-year-old juveniles in shiraz. Global Journal of Guidance and Counseling in Schools: Current Perspectives, 5(1).


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