This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (MH48165, MH62669) and the Center for Disease Control (029136-02). Additional funding for this project was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station (Project #3320). Direct all correspondence to Dr. Ronald Simons, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLECTIVE EFFICACY, AUTHORITATIVE PARENTING AND DELINQUENCY: A LONGITUDINAL TEST OF A MODEL INTEGRATING COMMUNITY-AND FAMILY-LEVEL PROCESSES*
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2005
Volume 43, Issue 4, pages 989–1029, November 2005
How to Cite
SIMONS, R. L., SIMONS, L. G., BURT, C. H., BRODY, G. H. and CUTRONA, C. (2005), COLLECTIVE EFFICACY, AUTHORITATIVE PARENTING AND DELINQUENCY: A LONGITUDINAL TEST OF A MODEL INTEGRATING COMMUNITY-AND FAMILY-LEVEL PROCESSES. Criminology, 43: 989–1029. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2005.00031.x
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2005
- collective efficacy;
- community context;
In this paper, we develop and test hypotheses on how authoritative parenting and collective efficacy combine to increase a child's risk of affiliating with deviant peers and engaging in delinquent behavior. Analyses using two waves of data from a sample of several hundred African American caregivers and their children largely supported the predictions. Over time, increases in collective efficacy within a community were associated with increases in authoritative parenting. Further, both authoritative parenting and collective efficacy served to deter affiliation with deviant peers and involvement in delinquent behavior. Finally, there was evidence of an amplification process whereby the deterrent effect of authoritative parenting on affiliation with deviant peers and delinquency was enhanced when it was administered within a community with high collective efficacy.