Socialization and adolescent reckless behavior: A reply to Jessor
An elaboration is given here of the developmental theory of adolescent reckless behavior presented previously. The emphasis in this paper is on the socialization environment and how it acts to restrict or allow adolescent reckless behavior. Socialization is conceived here as having multiple dimensions: not just parents and peers but also school, community, the legal system, the media, and the cultural belief system. A comparison of the developmental basis of this theory and Jessor's theory is made. A research agenda is also included. © 1992.
Arnett, Jeffrey, "Socialization and adolescent reckless behavior: A reply to Jessor" (1992). Psychology. 790.