GA2: WHAT IS MAIN REASON YOUNG JOIN GANGS

GA2 In your opinion what is the main reason why young people in your community join gangs?

(do not read, select only one)
ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 Protection 313.1%
2 Family substitute 25125.0%
3 Their culture 343.4%
4 No supervision 13713.6%
5 No employment 383.8%
6 Commit crimes 111.1%
7 Other 00.0%
10 Nothing to do 00.0%
11 Lack of education 101.0%
12 Nothing to do 10810.7%
13 Peer pressure 11611.5%
14 Uneducated parents 10.1%
15 For identity 00.0%
16 Lack of family 00.0%
17 Low self-esteem 181.8%
18 They are followers 00.0%
19 They are stupid 00.0%
20 Ego/show off 00.0%
21 Recreation/fun 90.9%
22 Lack of recreation 00.0%
23 Attention/recognition 606.0%
24 Feel important 111.1%
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 20.2%
31 Home life 00.0%
32 Companions/lonely 50.5%
33 Law control kids 10.1%
34 Be tough/macho 181.8%
35 Be popular 434.3%
36 Lack of activities 00.0%
37 To belong 00.0%
38 Drugs 40.4%
39 Welfare/poverty 50.5%
40 Not enough respons 00.0%
41 Make money 00.0%
42 Watch tv/films 40.4%
43 Lack of support 00.0%
44 Gain respect 00.0%
45 Get into trouble 00.0%
46 Rebel/defiance 30.3%
47 Made bad friends 10.1%
48 Curiosity 10.1%
49 Lack of rules 10.1%
50 No goals/future 10.1%
51 Fear 10.1%
55 No school discipline 10.1%
Missing Data
8 Dk 747.4%
9 Rf 10.1%
Total 1,005 100%

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Based upon 930 valid cases out of 1,005 total cases.

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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