Correlates of resilience development among juvenile delinquents

A. S. Arokiaraj, Rohany Nasir, Wan Shahrazad Wan Sulaiman

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Abstract

The process of resilience development enables individuals to balance between risk and protective factors present in one's environment that shapes who they become. The objective of this research is to determine the relationships that exist between self-esteem, family adaptability, family cohesion and resilience of juvenile delinquents. A total of 134 juvenile delinquents from two juvenile delinquent schools in Malaysia took part in this survey by responding to the Resilience Scale, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scales IT Majority of the participants were Malays ranging between 13 to 20 years. Results showed self-esteem, family cohesion and family adaptability have significant correlations with resilience and personal competence. However, only self-esteem and family cohesion have significant correlations with acceptance of self. Self-esteem was a significant predictor of resilience and self-esteem, family cohesion and family adaptability accounted for 15.1% of the variance in resilience scores. It is recommended that future research on juvenile delinquents should include a character building or motivational compartment to help increase self-esteem levels as well as a family bonding counselling session to encourage close knit families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume12
Issue numberSPL ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Family adaptability
  • Family cohesion
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Resilience
  • Self-esteem

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Correlates of resilience development among juvenile delinquents. / Arokiaraj, A. S.; Nasir, Rohany; Wan Sulaiman, Wan Shahrazad.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 12, No. SPL ISS., 2011, p. 68-73.

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Arokiaraj, A. S. ; Nasir, Rohany ; Wan Sulaiman, Wan Shahrazad. / Correlates of resilience development among juvenile delinquents. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 12, No. SPL ISS. pp. 68-73.
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