Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

Psychosocial Determinants of Antisocial Behavior among Young Adults in Kuala Lumpur

Authors
Mimi Fitriana, Nur Hamizah Hj. Ramli
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Mimi Fitriana
Available Online August 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
antisocial behavior, psychosocial determinants, adolescent behavior, intrafamilial relationships.
Abstract
The current research focuses on the antisocial behaviors which lead to juvenile delinquency. The current study looks at young adults in Kuala Lumpur and their perceptions of the typical characteristics of conduct disorders, substance abuse, and thought and attention problems commonly found among juvenile delinquents. This qualitative research study is aimed at investigating the psychosocial determinants of antisocial behaviors. After a purposive sampling procedure, a semi-structured interview was conducted with two young adult females. In-depth analysis was used to explore their narratives of lived experience. Themes were generated and analyzed through the procedure of thematic analysis. The findings revealed that major psychosocial factors that lead to young people’s antisocial behaviors include 1) aggressive behavior, 2) poor psychosocial growth, 3) societal negligence, 4) grandiose thinking, 5) dysfunctional thoughts, 6) compromised intrafamilial relationships, 7) encouragement of violence by peers, and 8) repression of individuals’ inner emotional expressions antisocial. Implications of the current research are discussed in terms of producing early identification of antisocial behaviors for the purpose of developing appropriate interventions.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
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978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.8How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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