Does Victimization Reduce Self-control? A Longitudinal Analysis
Purpose: To examine the effect of victimization on self-control.
Method: Five waves of data from the GREAT survey are analyzed; the effect of prior victimization on subsequent self-control is estimated using the dynamic panel generalized-method of moments.
Results: Victimization reduces subsequent self-control in the near term.
Conclusions: The findings point to another source of low self-control, help to explain why prior victimization is linked to subsequent victimization, and provide support for general strain theory – which predicts that strains such as victimization will reduce self-control.
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Journal of Criminal Justice, v. 39, issue 2, p. 169-174
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Agnew, Robert; Scheuerman, Heather; Grosholz, Jessica M.; Isom, Deena; Watson, Lesley; and Thaxton, Sherod, "Does Victimization Reduce Self-control? A Longitudinal Analysis" (2011). Criminology Sarasota Manatee Campus Faculty Publications. 36.
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