Self Esteem And Psychosocial Factors Associated With Juvenile Delinquency

  • Imtiaz Ahmad Dogar Associate Professor, Psychiatry Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
  • Wajid Ali Akhwanzada Assistant Professor Khybar Girls Medical College Pashawar
  • Asma Bajwa Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry Department DHQ Hospital Faisalabad
  • Nighat Haider Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry Department DHQ Hospital Faisalabad
  • Alia Asmat Internee Psychologists, Department of Psychiatry DHQ Hospital
Keywords: Self-esteem, Juvenile Delinquents

Abstract

Objectives: Objectives: The study was designed to assess the level of self Esteem of juvenile delinquents and to find the psychosocial factors associated with delinquency. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Duration and Place of Study: This study was conducted in Borstal jail of Faisalabad, Pakistan during a period of three months from February, 2008 to April, 2008.  Subjects and Methods: A sample of 100 male juvenile delinquents was drawn from Borstal jail Faisalabad through Purposive Convenient Sampling technique. Data were collected from participants by using informed consent with the permission of the jail authorities. Result: In the over all picture of the data 56 (56%) of the total sample reported low self esteem. Mean of delinquents labeled as having low self esteem could only reach 13.46 on Rosenberg self esteem scale. High frequency of delinquent behavior was related to feeling of revenge with the mean of 6.00 and high frequency was also associated with love affairs with the mean of 2.80 in delinquents with low self esteem.  Conclusion: Research findings concluded that low self-esteem, revenge and lack of supportive relationships are associated with delinquency. 

Published
2010-12-14
How to Cite
Dogar, I., Akhwanzada, W., Bajwa, A., Haider, N., & Asmat, A. (2010). Self Esteem And Psychosocial Factors Associated With Juvenile Delinquency. Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), 4(2), 172-176. https://doi.org/10.29054/apmc/2010.555