Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
The purpose of this study is to test Robert Agnew's General Strain Theory. The researcher applied the theory to secondary data of high school sophomores utilizing Educational Longitudinal Survey of 2002. The study sought to understand whether Agnew's strain theory is applicable to high school environments. The findings indicate some support for Agnew's Revised Strain Theory. Conversely, sex is substantially insignificant concerning self-reported juvenile delinquency within schools. Furthermore, without accounting for students' upbringing and socioeconomic background Agnew's General Strain Theory cannot explain differences in race and delinquency. In conclusion, the study suggests further research of Agnew's theory, concerning both race and sex.
Canady, Jacqueline Nicole, "Student beliefs and self-reported juvenile deliquency: A test of general strain theory" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4217.