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dc.contributor.authorBunch, Jackson Malone
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:24:36Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:24:36Z
dc.date.issued2008-08
dc.identifier.otherbunch_jackson_m_200808_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/bunch_jackson_m_200808_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24841
dc.description.abstractRoutine activities theory and lifestyle theory propose that victimization rates differ across demographic groups because individuals in theses groups engage in different activities. Although this core assumption underlies both theories, few researchers have attempted to test its validity. Unlike past studies, which have used cross-sectional, non-generalizeable data with limited measures of routine activities, I examine this issue using a longitudinal dataset created from the National Crime Victimization Survey that includes additional routine activities not considered in previous work. The current study examines how routine activities—riding public transportation, attending work or school, going shopping, or going out at night—mediate the associations between demographics—age, gender, socioeconomic status, and marital status—and personal victimization. The results suggest the effects of gender, income, and marital status on victimization are mediated by routine activities. I discuss the theoretical implications of these findings for future research on the relationship between lifestyles and victimization.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectRoutine activities
dc.subjectLifestyles
dc.subjectVictimization
dc.subjectDemographics
dc.titleLifestyles and victimization
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.description.majorSociology
dc.description.advisorJody Clay-Warner
dc.description.committeeJody Clay-Warner
dc.description.committeeRonald L. Simons
dc.description.committeeThomas L. McNulty


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