A Study on the Correctional Policy through Comparison of Juvenile Delinquents and Normal Adolescents: Focusing on Self-esteem and Sociality

비행청소년과 일반청소년의 비교를 통한 교정정책연구 -자아존중감과 사회성을 중심으로-

  • Lee, Duk-Nam (Dept. of Social Welfare, Chosun College of Science & Technology)
  • 이덕남 (조선이공대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.05
  • Accepted : 2013.12.12
  • Published : 2014.01.29


This study conducted a comparison analysis of the differences by scope between juvenile delinquents, under sentence of juvenile protective disposition, and normal middle high school boys' self-esteem and sociality; it aims to search for the correctional policy to prevent juvenile delinquency. I conducted a survey, as a sampling target, of students (84) at Daedeok Juvenile Reformatory, located in Daejeon-si, Korea, and the normal middle high school boys (230). The results of analysis showed that in the analysis of self-esteem difference, juvenile delinquents were found high in the global self-esteem and school-academic self-esteem, but the normal adolescents were found high only in the scope of family-parents self-esteem. In leadership, a subordinate scope of sociality, juvenile delinquents showed the high result, and in independence and cooperativity, normal adolescents were found high. In conclusion, as the distinction between self-esteem and sociality is different by scope, depending on the individual's characteristic and environment, it suggests that the correctional policy through the customized plan is effective at preventing delinquency.


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