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A study of the relationship of family functioning, self-regulation and antisocial behaviour among adolescents

Chin, Sie Zhen and Lee, Chie Hwa and Ng, Samantha Kuet Ch'ng (2019) A study of the relationship of family functioning, self-regulation and antisocial behaviour among adolescents. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    There is a rise in juvenile crimes from the years 2009 to 2016 in which the family and adolescents’ self-regulation play crucial roles in the formation of adolescent antisocial behaviour. The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between family functioning in six aspects (problem-solving, roles, behaviour control, affective involvement, affective responsiveness, and communication) and adolescents’ self-regulation on adolescent antisocial behaviour. 225 respondents were recruited from two identified secondary hotspot schools in Selangor through purposive sampling. Data was collected through self-administered questionnaires. The current study found that all six subfactors in family functioning and selfregulation were significantly associated with adolescents’ antisocial behaviour; while selfregulation significantly predicted antisocial behaviour. Improving the quality of family functioning and promoting a holistically healthy adolescent development can mitigate adolescents’ antisocial behaviour.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 12:37
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 23:31
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/3220

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