Degree Granting Department
Christine Sellers, Ph. D.
Parents, Adolescent misbehavior, Social learning, School context, Multilevel modeling
The primary objective of this study was to explore the influence of parental support on antisocial behavior among 1514 adolescents from Sarasota County (Florida). An integrated multilevel approach was developed considering elements of the social support paradigm and social learning theory. Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), the results suggest that both paternal and maternal support were significant factors in the prevention of antisocial behavior. However, paternal support demonstrated to be stronger when students justified school misbehavior. At the school level, the findings suggest that the influence of parental support to reduce antisocial behavior competes with favorable definitions toward crime learned by youngsters from society and deviant peers.
Scholar Commons Citation
Ordóñez, José, "The influence of parental support on antisocial behavior among sixth through eleventh graders" (2009). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.