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Journal Title
The Relationship Between Parental Attachment Toward Delinquent Behavior among Young Offenders
SAPJ Code
2070, 4080, 5090
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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between parental attachment and delinquent behavior and the differences between age ranged and delinquency types among young offenders in Sabah. A total of 92 young offenders aged 16-21 years old were selected by using purposive sampling method from rehabilitation institutions in Sabah. The revised version of Inventory of Parents and Peers Attachments (Revised-IPPA-R) and the Junger Delinquency Scale were used in this study. The correlation findings shows that there is a weak negative and significant relationship between parental attachment and delinquent behavior (r=-.337, k<0.05). Specifically, the higher the parental attachment, the lower the delinquent behavior. Discussion on the implications for young offenders, families and communities were discussed. Some suggestions on future research were also provided. 

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Lecturer. Siti Noor Fazariah Bt Suis @ Mohd Rusdy
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