Abstract

Utilizing Social Control Theory, this study explores the role of participation in After School Programs, mentoring relationships, and commitment to school in reducing adolescent delinquency. This study uses local survey data of 556 youth attending Boys and Girls Clubs collected from 2010-2012. The negative binomial regression results indicate that increased club attendance is associated with reduced delinquency. This effect is mediated by the presence of a mentor and by the youths' commitment to school.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology

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Date Submitted

2013-03-11

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5947

Keywords

adolescence, after school programs, delinquency, mentor, school commitment, social bonds, social control theory

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