The Impact of Bond Measures of Self-Control on Deviance Among Korean Juveniles: Testing Hirschi’s Redefinition of Self-Control

Byung Jun Cho

Abstract


The purpose of the research was to develop and test a new measure of self-control based on the reconceptualization of self-control. A self-report instrument containing a broad bond-based self-control was developed and administered to a representative sample of youthful students and inmates in South Korea. Multiple ordinary least Squares (OLS) regression and path analysis were used to examine the influence of bond-based self-control on deviance. The findings generally indicate that the revised self-control measures, which included bond-based self-control measure were reliable and unidimensional. Importantly, the results showed that the new measures of self-control influences a decision to offend or not among Korean juveniles, which supports the revised concept of self-control theory.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782