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Communication Deviance and Inconsistent Control in Family: A Study on Male Juvenile Offenders

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Zaeema Riaz 1 , * , Riaz Ahmad 2

1 Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

2 Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

How to Cite: Riaz Z, Ahmad R. Communication Deviance and Inconsistent Control in Family: A Study on Male Juvenile Offenders, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2007 ; 1(2):28-32.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 1 (2); 28-32
Published Online: July 30, 2007
Article Type: Original Article
Received: June 04, 2007
Accepted: June 30, 2007

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of the present research was to determine the role of perceived communication deviance and inconsistent control (Parental) in the family of male Juvenile offenders (age 12 yrs-18 yrs) through its comparison with their non-offender counterparts.

Methods: Sample of the present research consisted of 200 adolescents divided into two groups of offenders and non- offenders from low socioeconomic status. General Scale of Family Assessment Measure-Version III (FAM-III) was administered in order to measure the level of Communication, whereas Dyadic Relationship Scale was used to measure Control among the family members of male offenders and non offenders. Student’s ttest was calculated in order to determine the difference in the level of Communication, and Control among family members of both groups.

Results: The results showed significant differences on the variables of Communication and Control among the family members of offenders and their non- offender counterparts

Conclusion: The problem of relationship between family and the adolescent children should be taken into consideration while designing effective programs for the prevention of delinquency

Keywords

Juvenile Offenders • Communication Deviance Control

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