Social Cohesion and Its Influence on Discrimination as Criminal Behavior

Uthman Alshhry, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study is aimed to measure if there was a statistically significant difference in how the gender, race, religion, marital status, the presence of children, and annual earnings of middle Tennessee citizens affect of social cohesion on criminal and discriminatory behavior. It measured the opinions based on the gender, race, religion, marital status, the presence of children, and annual earnings of middle Tennessee citizens and their perceptions of the effect of social cohesion on criminal and discriminatory behavior. ^ The study was conducted through quantitative research methods, which focused on statistical data related to the issue in question. Convenience sampling method was also used to measure middle Tennessee citizens will influence their perceptions of the effect of social cohesion on criminal and discriminatory behavior. In this, all participants involved in the survey were issued questionnaires to give responses on their divergent views on the matter. The independent variables consisted of the six variables which are the gender, race, religion, marital status, the presence of children, and annual earnings. On the other hand, the dependent variable consisted of the likert scale statements regarding social cohesion in middle Tennessee. Analysis of the data was conducted to determine if there is a statistically significant difference in the perceptions of the gender, race, religion, marital status, the presence of children, and annual earnings of middle Tennessee citizens of the effects of social cohesion on criminal and discriminatory behavior. Consequently, the four null hypotheses, which are the gender, race, religion, and annual earnings were rejected. And the two null hypotheses, which are marital status, the presence of children, were not rejected.^

Subject Area

Religion|Criminology|Ethnic studies|Social structure|Gender studies

Recommended Citation

Uthman Alshhry, "Social Cohesion and Its Influence on Discrimination as Criminal Behavior" (2015). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI10003149.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI10003149

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