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dc.contributor.authorWright, Lori E. Stowers
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T19:59:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T19:59:16Z
dc.date.issued2000-08
dc.identifier.otherwright_lori_e_200008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/wright_lori_e_200008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20109
dc.description.abstractThe present study hypothesized that a cluster analysis of the index scores on the Behavior Assessment System for Children self-report profiles would derive clusters of different subtypes of male juvenile offenders in terms of adaptive and maladaptive skills. An examination of the relationship between demographics, number and type of offenses to cluster types will also be discussed. Social Learning theory was used as the theoretical framework. Developmental issues were discussed in terms of the social cognitive mechanisms involved in the development of disorders of conduct. The study sample included 385 Georgia male juvenile offenders ages 12-17. There were three clusters found after using a clustering method involving a two-step procedure: a Ward hierarchical analysis followed by an iterative cluster partitioning via a K-means analysis. This study will add to research in the area of juvenile offenders and the nature of juvenile delinquency.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectJuvenile Offender
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectBASC
dc.subjectSocial Learning
dc.subjectand Cluster Analysis.
dc.titleA behavioral cluster analysis of male juvenile offenders
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentCounseling and Human Development Services
dc.description.majorCounseling Psychology
dc.description.advisorBrian A. Glaser
dc.description.committeeBrian A. Glaser
dc.description.committeeGeorgia B. Calhoun
dc.description.committeeArthur M. Horne
dc.description.committeeLinda F. Campbell
dc.description.committeeRandy W. Kamphaus


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