Title

Does Victimization Reduce Self-control? A Longitudinal Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Purpose: To examine the effect of victimization on self-control.

Method: Five waves of data from the GREAT survey are analyzed; the effect of prior victimization on subsequent self-control is estimated using the dynamic panel generalized-method of moments.

Results: Victimization reduces subsequent self-control in the near term.

Conclusions: The findings point to another source of low self-control, help to explain why prior victimization is linked to subsequent victimization, and provide support for general strain theory – which predicts that strains such as victimization will reduce self-control.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2011.01.005

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Criminal Justice, v. 39, issue 2, p. 169-174

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