Title

Self-Efficacy, Religiosity, and Crime: Profiles of African American Youth in Urban Housing Communities

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Victims & Offenders

Publication Date

2018

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1080/15564886.2016.1268986

Disciplines

Social Work

Comments/Extra Notes

Additional author: Tirmazi, Taqi

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