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dc.contributor.authorDiamond, Brie
dc.contributor.authorJennings, Wesley G
dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alex R
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-11T12:32:48Z
dc.date.available2019-06-11T12:32:48Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0047-2352
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2017.08.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/384577
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Extensive prior research has documented the relationship between self-control and deviance, albeit almost exclusively at the individual level. In fact, only two recent examinations of self-control and adverse outcomes (including deviance) exist at the macro-level. Methods: In order to extend prior research, this study relies on data from all counties in the state of Texas with a population of over 10,000 residents to provide a county-level analysis of the ability of macro-level self-control to predict three outcomes: violent crime, property crime, and unemployment rates. Results: Exploratory factor analyses supported the existence of two macro-level dimensions of self-control, e.g., initiatory and inhibitory self-control. Subsequent correlational and predictive regression analyses provided evidence of the linkages between these macro-level indicators of self-control and a number of adverse outcomes. Conclusions: The findings highlight the importance of continued inquiry into macro-level indicators of self-control and the role of macro-level manifestations of self-control in policy and prevention initiatives to promote crime prevention and prevent adult adjustment problems such as unemployment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier Science
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom81
dc.relation.ispartofpageto85
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
dc.relation.ispartofvolume56
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4402
dc.titleScaling-up self-control: A macro-level investigation of self-control at the county level
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiquero, Alex R.


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