Delinquency and social changes in United Arab Emirates: A comparison study between delinquent males and females on the family functioning questionnaire

Ahmed Alnajjar, Yasser Al-Hilawani

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to specify descriptive elements of juvenile delinquents in United Arab Emirates (UAE); a comparison between male and female young offenders was also conducted using the Family Functioning Questionnaire (FFQ). The results revealed that some of the characteristics of young offenders were: school dropouts, had parents with no or some elementary education, lived in the city, and came from low income families. The statistical analysis revealed that there were significant differences between males and females on the FFQ subscales. That is, there was a differential treatment of male and female delinquents in the UAE society. Suggestions, implications and limitations for the potential use of the results reported in this study are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)199-206
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
    Volume22
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation

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