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Resilient Girls-Factors that Protect Against Delinquency
(NCJ 220124) January 2009
OJJDP Girls Study Group Series, Bulletin, 16 page(s)
Hawkins, S.R., P.W. Graham, J. Williams, and M.A. Zahn
Describes how four factors—presence of a caring adult, school connectedness, school success, and religiosity—affect girls’ propensity towards delinquency. The Bulletin, part of the Girls Study Group Series, draws on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The Girls Study Group was created to provide a comprehensive research foundation for understanding and responding to girls’ involvement in delinquency.
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