Cover

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Title page, Copyright, Dedication

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Foreword

Starke R. Hathaway, Elio D. Monachesi

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pp. vii-viii

Acknowledgments

John C. Ball

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p. ix

Contents

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1. The Study of Social Deviancy and Personality

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pp. 1-13

The purpose of this study is to trace the relationship of personality to social deviancy among adolescents. In particular, the association of delinquency, minority group status, low socioeconomic status, broken homes, and failure...

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2. Delinquency and Personality

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pp. 14-33

In the United States delinquency is one of the most widespread and frequent types of deviant behavior among adolescents. Although the seriousness and frequency of offenses vary between rural and metropolitan areas, by...

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3. Minority Group Status and Personality

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pp. 34-50

The study of personality differences between Negroes and whites in the United States has received considerable attention during the past thirty years, but especially in the past twenty years.1 Many of these studies have arrived at...

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4. Social Class and Adolescent Personality

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pp. 51-62

The pervasive influence of class membership in American society has been extensively documented. For instance, we know that children from lower class homes have only a remote chance of entering or graduating from college...

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5. Broken Homes, Deviancy, and Personality

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pp. 63-72

There is fairly general agreement that behavior patterns and personality structure are prineipally established during the early formative years in the family.1 By some, deviant behavior is regarded as the result of inadequate training in...

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6. Academic Failure and Personality

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pp. 73-86

Which factors and conditions are associated with high and which with low performance in the educational system? Are high school students who are failing maladjusted in personality? Or are they from families of low socioeconomic...

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7. The Teacher, Student Deviance, and Personality

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pp. 87-101

The problem of social deviancy within the educational system involves a consideration of the extent and nature of student deviance in behavior and attitudes in addition to the question of academic failure and its ramifications...

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8. Summary and Conclusions

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pp. 102-110

A considerable proportion of American youth are unable to meet the requirements of modern urban society. In the present study, the term deviancy has been employed in order to emphasize that delinquency, minority group...

Appendix

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pp. 111-114

Index

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pp. 115-119