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dc.contributor.authorHilary F. Byrnesen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrenda A. Milleren_US
dc.contributor.authorAphichat Chamratrithirongen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrratai Rhucharoenpornpanichen_US
dc.contributor.authorPamela K. Cuppen_US
dc.contributor.authorKatharine A. Atwooden_US
dc.contributor.authorWarunee Fongkaewen_US
dc.contributor.authorMichael J. Rosatien_US
dc.contributor.authorWarunee Chookhareen_US
dc.contributor.otherPacific Institute for Research and Evaluationen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherChiang Mai Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherThailand Ministry of Public Healthen_US
dc.contributor.otherCSN and Associatesen_US
dc.identifier.citationYouth and Society. Vol.45, No.3 (2013), 404-427en_US
dc.description.abstractSubstance use and delinquency in Thai adolescents are growing public health concerns. Research has linked neighborhood characteristics to these outcomes, with explanations focused on neighborhood disorganization, social cohesion, and social control. This study examines the independent associations of these neighborhood constructs with Thai adolescents' substance use and delinquency, through peer deviance, to determine which neighborhood aspects are particularly important. Families (N = 420) with adolescents aged 13 to 14 were randomly selected from 7 districts in Bangkok, Thailand. Structural equation modeling showed that adolescents', but not parents', perceptions of greater disorganization were related to increased rates of both minor and serious delinquency. Surprisingly, greater neighborhood cohesion was related to greater minor delinquency. Peer deviance was unrelated to neighborhood variables. Findings can inform prevention strategies for Thai adolescents, as results suggest that neighborhoods are important for adolescent behaviors regardless of culture. Further work should help communities make use of social cohesion to benefit residents. © The Author(s) 2011.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.titleThe Roles of Perceived Neighborhood Disorganization, Social Cohesion, and Social Control in Urban Thai Adolescents' Substance Use and Delinquencyen_US
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