Self-control, gender, and deviance among Turkish university students

Ozbay Ö.

JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, cilt.36, sa.1, ss.72-80, 2008 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2007.12.009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.72-80


The link between self-control theory and deviance in relation to gender was tested on a sample of university students (n = 974) in Turkey. The primary findings indicated support for the theory net of the impacts of strain, deterrence, differential association, and social bonding theories: the greater the low self-control, the greater the deviance. Among the dimensions of self-control, risk seeking had the greatest impact on deviance. Self-control was not the cause of deviant behavior. While self-control theory. played a similar role for both male and female youths, this was not the case with strain and social bonding theories. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.