Does Parental Control Moderate the Effect of Low Self-Control on Adolescent Offline and Online Delinquency?

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Ellonen , N , Minkkinen , J , Kaakinen , M , Suonpää , K , Miller , B L & Oksanen , A 2021 , ' Does Parental Control Moderate the Effect of Low Self-Control on Adolescent Offline and Online Delinquency? ' , Justice Quarterly , vol. 38 , no. 5 , pp. 827-848 . https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2020.1738526

Title: Does Parental Control Moderate the Effect of Low Self-Control on Adolescent Offline and Online Delinquency?
Author: Ellonen, Noora; Minkkinen, Jaana; Kaakinen, Markus; Suonpää, Karoliina; Miller, Bryan Lee; Oksanen, Atte
Contributor organization: Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy
Date: 2021-07-29
Language: eng
Number of pages: 22
Belongs to series: Justice Quarterly
ISSN: 0741-8825
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2020.1738526
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340260
Abstract: The article elaborates on central interpretations of the general theory of crime regarding parental control, self-control, and delinquency by analyzing the effect of parental control on the association between low self-control and adolescents' offline and online delinquency. Analyses employ mediation and moderation models via structural equation modeling with a nationally representative sample of Finnish adolescents (N = 6,061). Results indicate parental control had direct and indirect associations (via self-control) with offline delinquency. Whereas, parental control had only an indirect association with delinquency online. The direct association between self-control (internal control) and offline and online delinquency was moderated by parental social control (external control). General theory of crime provides a useful perspective for exploring the effect of parental control on adolescents' delinquency. Findings bring new evidence on the dynamics between low self-control and parental control. Future studies should continue investigating the interplay between internal and external controls.
Subject: 5141 Sociology
delinquency
adolescents
online delinquency
self-control
parental control
the general theory of crime
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
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