HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 16 no. 1 (2017)

The Moderating Effect of Social Bond in the Relationship between Parental Style and Delinquency in the Cities of Davao Region

Leo Carlo B Rondina | Gloria P. Gempes

Discipline: Criminology



The purpose of the study was conducted to determine if a social bond has a significant moderating effect on the relationship between parenting style and delinquency. The design used was descriptive correlation utilizing moderation analysis. The respondents were the youth who were involved in doing delinquent acts. Descriptive statistics, Pearson r, hierarchal regression, and med graph were the tools employed to attain the objectives of the study. There were 300 respondents in this study. Results showed a moderate level of parenting style and delinquency and the high level of the social bond. It was found out that the three variables were significantly correlated. However, the result failed to support the hypothesis on moderating effects of social bond on the relationship between parenting style and delinquency. Though it did not support the main hypothesis, it did support previous researches suggesting that separately parenting style and social bond are important drivers of delinquency.