GA2: WHAT IS MAIN REASON YOUNG JOIN GANGS

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 Protection 81.6%
2 Family substitute 11923.8%
3 Their culture 142.8%
4 No supervision 8416.8%
5 No employment 132.6%
6 Commit crimes 81.6%
7 Other 13627.1%
10 Nothing to do 00.0%
11 Lack of education 20.4%
12 Nothing to do 163.2%
13 Peer pressure 142.8%
14 Uneducated parents 00.0%
15 For identity 00.0%
16 Lack of family 00.0%
17 Low self-esteem 30.6%
18 They are followers 00.0%
19 They are stupid 00.0%
20 Ego/show off 00.0%
21 Recreation/fun 00.0%
22 Lack of recreation 00.0%
23 Attention/recognition 265.2%
24 Feel important 20.4%
25 For power 00.0%
26 Want something for nothing 00.0%
27 Be cool/acceptance 00.0%
28 Feel better 00.0%
29 Be in control 00.0%
30 Be attractive 00.0%
31 Home life 00.0%
32 Companions/lonely 30.6%
33 Law control kids 00.0%
34 Be tough/macho 00.0%
35 Be popular 61.2%
36 Lack of activities 00.0%
37 To belong 00.0%
38 Drugs 20.4%
39 Welfare/poverty 10.2%
40 Not enough respons 00.0%
41 Make money 00.0%
42 Watch tv/films 10.2%
43 Lack of support 00.0%
44 Gain respect 00.0%
45 Get into trouble 00.0%
46 Rebel/defiance 00.0%
47 Made bad friends 00.0%
48 Curiosity 00.0%
49 Lack of rules 00.0%
50 No goals/future 00.0%
51 Fear 00.0%
55 No school discipline 00.0%
Missing Data
8 Dk 438.6%
Total 501 100%

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Based upon 458 valid cases out of 501 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 7.09
  • median: 5.00
  • mode: 7.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 42
  • standard deviation: 7.17

Location: 99-100 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: 8 , 9

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: National Opinion Survey of Crime and Justice, 1995.

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