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.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whitney, John Andrew, "Factors Mediating After-School Participation and Delinquency" (2013). All Theses and Dissertations. 3777.
adolescence, after school programs, delinquency, mentor, school commitment, social bonds, social control theory