western

key study with evaluation and summary

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CRIME
WESTERN ­ parental occupation
AIM ­ to investigate whether mother's occupation affected children's criminality
DESIGN
Natural experiment
IV ­ whether the mother was a blue collar worker
DV ­ how likely the child was to be a criminal
PROCEDURE
Conducted in Australia
RESULTS
Father's job had no effect
Blue collar workers had children who were more likely to commit crime
CONCLUSION
This could be due to maternal deprivation as a result of long working hours
EVALUATION
Strength Weakness
Ethnocentric ­ only Australians
Researchers can ask children about how long
they are supervised or the amount of attention
they receive ­ subjective as it is hard to say as
meaning of attention can be viewed differently
by individuals

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