The attitudes of delinquents to their parents' behavior in the period of early childhood


  • Tatjana Vujović
  • Mihajlo Mijanović



The main objective of this research was to determine the factors and their structure that contributed to the emergence of juvenile delinquency. For this purpose delinquents gave their statements on behavior of their parents during early childhood. A total of 115 juvenile delinquents chronologically aged 15 to 18 participated in the inquiry. Parental behavior was assessed on the basis of their children’s statements. Juvenile delinquents assessed the behavior of their mothers and fathers through specially conceived questionnaires. Based on the results obtained by factor analysis and orthogonal rotation of factors (Varimax Kayseri normalization), we can state, infer, and generalize that the father's aggressiveness, emotional neglect by the mother and her inconsistent disciplinary style are the primary factors in the occurrence of juvenile delinquency.