Stress, peer pressure and juvenile delinquency among adolescents
Akidi, Pricilla Hope
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This study was designed to examine the relationship between stress, peer pressure and juvenile delinquency among adolescents at Kisenyi Health Center IV. The study intended to achieve the following objectives; to find out whether stress, peer pressure and juvenile delinquency are significantly inter-related. A correlation research designed using quantitative approach was adopted and data was collected from a sample of100 adolescents. The researchers used Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (r) to test hypotheses 1, 2 and 3. The finding revealed that stress, peer pressure and juvenile delinquency are significantly related. Basing on the findings, the researcher concluded that there is a great need to further investigate the area of juvenile delinquency to find out ways to reduce juvenile delinquency.