Modern Psychological Studies
1 & 2
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Recent acts of aggressive and delinquent behavior have initiated a search for the predictors of adolescent delinquent behavior. Poor psychological well-being could lead to depression, suicide, and apathy which may be related to delinquency. Research indicates that parent influences on well-being influence the quality of peer relationships which then influences delinquent behavior. This review examines direct and interactional influences of aspects of the parent-adolescent and peer relationships on different aspects of adolescent wellbeing and delinquent behavior. Theories/models regarding the linkages between family and peer groups are related to research studies in an attempt to find the most appropriate model. Most studies support the view that the parent-adolescent relationship remains very important in adolescence although the peer relationship does gain importance.
BF1 .M63 v. 10 no. 1 & 2 2004
Visvanathan, Pallavi D.
"Adolescent delinquent behavior and well-being: family-peer linkages,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol10/iss1/5