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Social support and psychological well-being among delinquents in rehabilitation centers in Malaysia


Mansor, Mariani and Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Zainal Abidin, Filzah Nashua (2017) Social support and psychological well-being among delinquents in rehabilitation centers in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (8). pp. 694-701. ISSN 2222-6990


This paper demonstrate the relationship between social support and psychological well-being of 240 delinquents in six rehabilitation centers in Klang Valley and Melaka. 113 males and 127 females delinquents aged between 10-18 years old were involved in this study. Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet & Farley, 1988) and Affect Balance Scale (Bradburn, 1969) were used to assess respondents social support and psychological well- being. Findings showed that majority of the respondents exhibit high level of perceive social support and moderate level of psychological well-being. Further analysis showed that social support were found to have a significant correlation with psychological well-being.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i8/3278
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Social support; Psychological well-being; Delinquents; Rehabilitation center
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 07:35
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 08:08
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59296
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