Parenting Styles and Delinquency Quiz

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Which type of parental discipline is significantly related to non-delinquency?

Love-oriented discipline

What type of youth tend to be delinquent according to research findings?

Youth who report very strict parental rules

What is the most important variable in causing delinquent behaviour according to McCord et al.?

Erratic discipline

What factor can play a role in delinquent behaviour according to Hollin?

Low academic ability

What can prevent involvement in delinquent activities according to Siegel & Senna?

Doing well at school and developing attachments to teachers

Which of the following is a more significant factor in high school students' delinquency than family or social structure?

Academic failure and weak attachment to school

What is the primary appeal of social or violent gangs?

Sense of belonging and recognition

Who is more vulnerable to peer pressure?


What is the relationship between peer groups and delinquency?

The relationship is strong

What is the main reason why juveniles become involved in delinquent peer groups and gangs?

To obtain emotional support and security

According to Lotz and Lee, which type of socializing among peers is conducive to delinquent activity?

Unstructured socializing

What are the three types of gangs characterized by Yablonsky in his book The Violent Gang?

Social, delinquent, and violent

What is the primary objective of delinquent gangs according to Yablonsky?

Achieving material profit resulting from delinquent activity

What is the main reason why South African youths become involved in gang activities?

Unemployment and lack of recreational facilities

What is the perception of street gangs in South Africa among residents in the mid-1980s?

A mere nuisance

Which of the following is true about broken homes and delinquency?

Broken homes can contribute to delinquency if they result in economic hardship and loss of affection

What does the text say about the effect of a deceased parent on children compared to a divorced or absent parent?

The effect is slightly stronger when the parent is divorced or absent

What is the major contributory factor to delinquent behaviour in broken homes?

The existence of negative factors before the formal separation

What did Hollin's research find about the impact of broken homes on delinquency based on the child's sex, race, or age?

There was no consistent pattern of impact based on these factors

What does the text say about family discord after a divorce or separation?

It can continue even after the family becomes 'broken'

Which of the following is a characteristic of ineffective parental discipline in delinquent families?

Erratic and inconsistent discipline

What is the impact of an enmeshed disciplinary style on family functioning?

Cycles of aversive interactions

Which of the following is NOT a way in which parents exercise direct control over their children?

Ignoring their children's behavior

What is the impact of inadequate parental control on children's behavior?

Increased likelihood of delinquent behavior

What is the impact of disengaged parental discipline on children's behavior?

Increased likelihood of antisocial behavior

According to Rankin's research, which type of broken home is strongly related to running away, truancy, and car theft?

Homes with a single biological parent

What did Wells and Rankin's analysis of fifty published studies find about the correlation between broken homes and juvenile delinquency?

The correlation is strongest for minor forms of juvenile misconduct

What did Andry's research find about the homes of delinquents compared to non-delinquents?

Delinquents received less parental love than non-delinquents

What did Johnson's research indicate about the relationship between parental love and juvenile delinquency?

Greater parental love diminishes the effects of negative peer influence

What did Jenkins find about the effect of parental rejection on the development of conscience in children?

Parental rejection leads to less serious forms of aggression in children whose parents show indifference

Test your knowledge on the relationship between parenting styles and delinquency with this quiz. Learn about different methods of disciplining youth and how strict or lax parental rules can impact a child's behavior. Keywords: parenting styles, delinquency, discipline, rules.

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