Social support, peer pressure and deliquency amongest adolescents
Nkuubi, Pascal Paul
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Adolescence is described as a transitional period in which an individual experiences major Physical, Cognitive and Socio-affective changes (Dumont & Provost, 1999). A vast majority of adolescents range from 12 to 18 years old and have engaged in delinquent behavior. In Uganda, it is estimated that 92.8% of adolescents recognized that they had been involved in delinquent activities for at least one, more or less during their adolescence period. It is possible to believe that the increasing rate of delinquent behavior will potentially lead to serious social problems. Hence, it should be given a due concern as it would be likely to impede the development of nations in a holistic manner (Cartwright, 2000; Ricken & Yavas, 2001).