Investigating the Effect of Social Capital on Delinquency

Zinab Adelmand
2017 New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences  
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of social capital on 15-to-19-year-old juveniles' delinquency. Regarding this objective, Yang internet addiction questionnaire (1996) was used to collect the data. This questionnaire contains 20 questions classified in some groups. Results of Multivariate Regression Analysis for explaining delinquency indicate that among the variables selected in the analytical model of this study, 5 factors (religious lifestyle, modern lifestyle (friends
more » ... tyle (friends network), family control, communications (the relationship between social capital and the groups), the respondents' fathers' income) have had a significant effect on delinquency and have remained in the equation. After entering these five variables, the entry of new variables has been stopped. In fact, these five variables totally explain 36/1% changes of the dependent variable (delinquency). Keywords: delinquency; social capital;
doi:10.18844/prosoc.v4i3.2637 fatcat:hmxkfty5orclxdchfxjkihevae