Aspek-Aspek Keluarga dan Penglibatan Remaja Perempuan dalam Tingkah Laku Delinkuensi
Family Aspects and the Involvement of Female Teenagers in Delinquency Behaviour
Keywords:female teenagers, delinquency, abused, socioeconomic status
Statistics reported that the involvement of female teenagers in delinquency behavior is increasing. The literature review shows one of the aspects that contribute to delinquency among female teenagers is the family environment such as family involvement in crime, family socioeconomic status, sexual or physical abuse, lack of relationship with parents and parental control weaknesses. Therefore, this article aimed to analyze what are the family factors that influence delinquency behavior of female teenagers. This study used qualitative methods in data collection and data analysis. Respondents were selected based on purposive sampling and received consent from them to be involved as a research subject. Data were collected through semi-structured interview in which the researcher provides a list of relevant questions in advanced. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The results showed that the low family socioeconomic status, experienced of abused physically and/or sexually by family members, and lack of relationship between respondents and their parents influence the involvement of respondent in delinquency. The findings of this study are particularly significant for helping profession such as counselors, social workers and psychologists in providing services to their clients.