deviance


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de·vi·a·tion

(dē'vē-ā'shŭn),
1. A turning away or aside from the normal point or course.
2. An abnormality.
3. In psychiatry and the behavioral sciences, a departure from an accepted norm, role, or rule. Synonym(s): deviance
4. A statistical measure representing the difference between an individual value in a set of values and the mean value in that set.
[L. devio, to turn from the straight path, fr. de, from, + via, way]
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de·vi·a·tion

(dē'vē-ā'shŭn)
1. A turning away or aside from the normal point or course.
2. An abnormality.
3. psychiatry, behavioral sciences A departure from an accepted norm, role, or rule.
Synonym(s): deviance.
4. statistics A measurement representing the difference between an individual value in a set of values and the mean value in that set.
[L. devio, to turn from the straight path, fr. de, from, + via, way]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

deviance

[L. deviare, to turn aside]
A variation from the accepted norm.
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Research suggests that the prosocial values promoted by authoritative parenting may have a similar effect on romantic infidelity as on general deviance and academic dishonesty.
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As a special form of social deviance, the juvenile delinquency is defined as "the conduct of all minors and young people in conflict with the rules of social coexistence accepted and recognized in society" (Banciu Radulescu, 2002: 7).
Scientific research has went on to explain that even missing out on two hours of sleep (for exampling sleeping for 7 hours instead of 9) usually resulted in acts of deviance occurring in the workplace the next day, again because of the profound effect of sleep on self-controlling mechanisms.
Hypothesis 4: Contempt towards weak performers in the organization positively affects interpersonal deviance.
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