This study was conducted to identify factors that influence behavioral depravities among teens. Respondents in this study consist of trainees aged 13 to 19 years old and above. The methodology of this study is a survey using questionnaires as instrument. Respondents were selected using a purposive sampling technique involving 70 teenage girls in a state protection center of Selangor. The findings of the pilot study on 30 teenage girls involved with social problems at the protection centre in Selangor showed that items had high reliability with alpha Cronbach values above 0.8. The data analysis of this study uses SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) version 23.0 to analyze descriptive statistical data, mean and standard deviation. The results showed that the influence of self factor, parent factor, mass media factor and peer factor was moderate. Hence, this study can be used as a guide to finding solutions for relevant authorities by taking into account the factors that influence teen involvement in social issues. In conclusion, all parties should work hand in hand to address this increasingly worrisome social problems.
Absha Atiah Abu Bakar, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Nurfitrianti Misheila, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Stream: Education for interdisciplinary thinking
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