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A Study on Stressors of Initiation and Repetition of Serious Juvenile Delinquency
Stress 2018;26:223-230
Published online September 30, 2018
© 2018 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Joon Beom Kim1 , Ha Yeon Park2

1Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Social Welfare Policy, 2Graduate School of Social Welfare, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Ha Yeon Park
Graduate School of Social Welfare, Yonsei University, 102 Appenzeller-Hall, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
Tel: +82-2-826-1263
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Received August 11, 2018; Revised September 7, 2018; Accepted September 7, 2018.
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Background: This study aims to examine the influence of stressors on initiation and repetition of serious juvenile delinquency, and to provide grounds for intervention.
Methods: For these purposes, 8,418 responses from the “A study on supporting mental health promotion for children and adolescents” data of the National Youth Policy Institute (NYPI) were utilized.
Results: The results indicate that (1) 27.5% of adolescents experienced serious juvenile delinquency, (2) family and teacher relationship stress, and appearance stress were associated with the initiation of serious juvenile delinquency, and (3) All relationship stressors; family, teacher, peer, and senior-junior relationship stress had a significant effect on the repetition of serious juvenile delinquency.
Conclusions: Regarding these findings, implications for intervention and further research were provided.
Keywords : Serious delinquent behaviors, Stress, Juvenile delinquency

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