Date of Award:

1970

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

Abstract

The types and frequency of deviance. and the relationship between deviance and factors in the pre-Intermountain. Intermountain. and post- Intermountain experiences were studied using the male population of the 1964 graduating class at Intermountain School, Brigham City, Utah. Among the important findings are the following. Of 233 total deviant acts. 8'4 were time schedule violations and 66 were drinking and drinking-related violations. The quantitative pattern of deviance was about the same during the sophomore and junior years and then decreased during the senior year. There was an inverse relationship between family size and deviance. The lowest average deviance rate occurred among those students whose parents were living together. The students who started school at ages six to seven had the lowest average deviance rate. There' was a negative correlation between grade point average and degree-of deviance. Deviants had higher average scores than non-deviants on ten of twenty characteristics evaluated by counselors and teachers. The former Intermountain students with the highest' post-high school productive activity scores also had the highest high school average deviance rate.

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Publication made available electronically February 1, 2012.

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