Extent of the Factors Influencing the Delinquent Acts among Children in Conflict with the Law
Jhessie L Abella*
Department of Nursing and Allied Health, CELTECH College, 1673 Waterdam Road Balic Balic Sta Rita, Olongapo City, Zambales 2200, Philippines
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jhessie L Abella
Department of Nursing and Allied Health
CELTECH College, 1673 Waterdam Road Balic Balic Sta Rita
Olongapo City, Zambales 2200, Philippines
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 24, 2015; Accepted Date: April 19, 2016; Published Date: April 26, 2016
Citation: Abella JL (2016) Extent of the Factors Influencing the Delinquent Acts among Children in Conflict with the Law. J Child Adolesc Behav 4:288. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000288
Copyright: © 2016 Abella JL. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study intended to determine the extent of the influence of several factors in the commission of delinquent acts among children in conflict with the law. This study was conducted at People Recovery Empowerment Authority (PREDA) a non-government agency which care for children in conflict with the law. A descriptive research was utilized to gather information regarding the profile of the children and their family background. A total of 27 respondents were utilized to assess how the internal factors (parental relationship, sibling relationship and home environment) and the external factors (environment outside home, peer pressure, and community rules) influence the respondents to commit delinquent acts. This study found out that external factors which include the environment outside home (2.57), peer pressure (2.62) and community rule (2.61) all has been found to a great extent of influence in the lives of children in conflict with the law. This study further holds that there has been a strong positive relationship with the internal factors and the external factors (r=0.646) identified which thereby influenced the respondents to commit delinquent acts.