deviant behavior


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deviant behavior

actions that exceed the usual limits of accepted behavior and involve failure to comply with the social norm of the group.

de·vi·ant be·ha·vior

(dē'vē-ănt bē-hāv'yŏr)
Activity that is proscribed by custom, social mores, or laws intended to curb or discourage such activity.

deviant behavior

Any behavior considered to be grossly abnormal.
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As such, adult children of authoritative parents should report lower rates of academic dishonesty, just as they report lower rates of deviant behavior and engagement with deviant peers.
Furthermore, previous researchers on workplace deviant behavior have not looked at customer aggression as a potential source for either negative or positive deviance in the workplace.
Such measures of prevention and correction could come only from braiding efforts of educational institutions: family, school, church and community through involvement in various projects of preventing deviant behaviors.
The results obtained in this study support the factorial, convergent and criterion validity of the Deviant Behavior Variety Scale, suggesting that this simple and short scale is a reliable measure to evaluate adolescents' involvement in deviant activities.
Maximum nurses exhibited the deviant behavior of losing temper at work, said something hurtful to others at work, used an illegal drug or consumed alcohol or tobacco while on duty, taking an additional or longer break than the scheduled break, creating repeated rumor or gossip about doctors or other nurses, and spreading wrong publicity about the place of work.
The authors suggest that an organization can reduce the prevalence of deviant behavior through a combination of approaches, including: integrity prescreening, interviews, and mentoring, as well as programs focusing on employee engagement, fairness, and a reduction in interpersonal conflict.
We propose a unified framework to analyze agent behavior from prior knowledge and external observations in order to detect deviant behavior patterns.
Thus jurists, reformers, administrators, prosecuting agencies, police officials, judges, researchers and scholars were forced to re-think the causes of deviant behavior from the perspective of White-Collar criminality rather than rely on the theories of juvenile deviance and other ordinary crimes that were already there in literature of criminology.
Of the 60,907 records, only 32,908 of them are relevant to deviant behavior.
As for viewing homosexuality as deviant, Shank said her school's curriculum requires a developmental psychology course, which emphasizes "a positive view of the world, not a deficit view" that a course on deviant behavior might suggest.
Such early connections should be focal in studying family firm deviant behavior because--unlike in nonfamily firms where leader and follower exchanges begin on the first day of employment--a child's actions at work are rooted in a rich history of prior interactions and routines that the parent and child draw upon in deciding how to behave.
The document said: "In Noa's Home Videos, Lopez displays deviant behavior by consensually exposing her genital area in public, however, Noa and Meyer have never ever intended to market this and the many other racy, damaging and expositive scenes from the Home Videos.