¿Explican las características macro- contextuales los índices individuales de desviación adolescente? un estudio en nueve países

Translated title of the contribution: Do macro-contextual characteristics account for individual rates of adolescent deviance? a nine-country study

Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Seth J. Schwartz, Pan Chen

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Abstract

The current study tested whether macro, country-level characteristics (per capita income, crime rate, divorce rate, drinking age, and median population age) account for variability in individual-level deviant behavior. Based on a sample of N = 14,290 adolescents from nine different countries (Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States), key findings include that (a) for all deviance measures, with the exception of alcohol use (vandalism, drug use, school misconduct, general deviance, theft, and assault), factor structures were largely invariant across the nine countries; (2) between-country variability comprised a significant proportion of variance in all seven deviance indices (particularly for less serious forms of deviance, and less so for more serious forms, such as theft or assault); and (3) only national crime rates explained significant variability in any of the deviance indices.

Translated title of the contributionDo macro-contextual characteristics account for individual rates of adolescent deviance? a nine-country study
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)643-653
Number of pages11
JournalAnales de Psicologia
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2012

Keywords

  • Alcohol use
  • Crime
  • Cross-national differences
  • Deviance
  • Drug use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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