The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 6
Page No. 1063 - 1068

Deviant Behavior and Drug Abused among Female Juvenile Detainees Before Detention

Authors : Junainor Hassan, Salleh Abd Rashid, Rosnah Ismail, Mohod Kasturi Nor Abd Aziz and Siti Norayu Mohd Basir

Abstract: The study examines the Malay female Juvenile’s deviant behavior and drug abused before detention in Malaysia correctional institution. There were n = 41 Malay female Juvenile respondents in this study with (n = 11, age 17 year old), (n = 8 age, 18 year old), (n = 7 age, 15 year old), (n = 5 year age, 14 year old), (n = 5 age, 16 year old) and (n = 5 age, 19 year old). Data was collected using self-build instrument with 20 items and the reliability of cronbach alpha is 0.782. Finding in this study indicated the most frequent deviant behavior elicited by Malay female Juvenile according to category; school vandalism (x̄ = 10.0732); public vandalism (x̄ = 7.5122); beating (x̄ = 6.8293); harassment (x̄ = 5.9268); illegal racing (x̄ = 1.4878) and sexual harassment (x̄ = 0.8780). The finding in this study, also reported that there were two deviant behaviors which has significant correlation with drug abused that is road signboards and facilities (public vandalism) and drug (r = 0.409**, p<0.05) and between friends from other class (beating) and drug (r = 0.389*, p<0.05).

How to cite this article:

Junainor Hassan, Salleh Abd Rashid, Rosnah Ismail, Mohod Kasturi Nor Abd Aziz and Siti Norayu Mohd Basir, 2016. Deviant Behavior and Drug Abused among Female Juvenile Detainees Before Detention. The Social Sciences, 11: 1063-1068.

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