Self-Efficacy, Religiosity, and Crime: Profiles of African American Youth in Urban Housing Communities
Victims & Offenders
Youth reporting independently elevated levels of religiosity and self-efficacy tend to abstain from externalizing behavior. However, little is known about the ways in which religiosity and self-efficacy interrelate to impact youth externalizing. Drawing from a sample of African American youth from public housing communities (N = 236), we use latent profile analysis to identify subtypes of youth based on self-reported religiosity and self-efficacy and, in turn, examine links with crime. Compared to youth in other subgroups, those classified as both highly religious and highly self-efficacious reported less involvement in minor and severe delinquency, but not violence.
Salas-Wright, Christopher P.; Lombe, Margaret; Nebbitt, Von E.; and Saltzman, Leia Y., "Self-Efficacy, Religiosity, and Crime: Profiles of African American Youth in Urban Housing Communities" (2018). School of Social Work. 83.