A Comparison of the United State and Saudi Arabia on Citizen's Perceptions on the Influence of Family Structure on Juvenile Delinquency

Raniah Jamily, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The current study sought to investigate whether gender, age, income, and religion’s influence of family structure affect juvenile delinquency in a similar manner in both the US and Saudi Arabia. It sought to find out whether gender and religion influence the perceptions of citizen about family structure effect on juvenile delinquency in the context of the US and Saudi Arabian cultures. As a result, the participants were citizens of Saudi Arabia and the US. In conducting the study, non-experimental research design was used where the researcher used surveys in collecting descriptive data. The sample size for the study was 200 where 100 participants were drawn from Saudi Arabia and the US. The US participants were sampled from people who visited Green Hills Mall in Nashville while the Saudi Arabian participants were sampled from those people who visited Red Sea Mall in Jeddah. This meant that convenience method of sampling was used. The researcher offered questionnaires to the participants who filled them and handed them back to the researcher on the spot. The independent variables of the study included gender, country of origin, age, and level of religious belief while the dependent variable was people’s perceptions. The study results revealed that gender and religion influence the perceptions of citizen about family structure effect on juvenile delinquency in the US and Saudi Arabian.^

Subject Area

American studies|Behavioral psychology|Law|Middle Eastern studies|Sociology|Criminology

Recommended Citation

Raniah Jamily, "A Comparison of the United State and Saudi Arabia on Citizen's Perceptions on the Influence of Family Structure on Juvenile Delinquency" (2015). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI10003127.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI10003127

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