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The Role of African-American Churches in Reducing Crime Among Black Youth

Appendix B

Table 1. Unstandardized and Standardized (in parentheses) Coefficients for OLS Regression of General Crime on Neighborhood Disorder, Religious Involvement, and Interaction (n = 207)

Variable

Model 1

Model 2

Model 3

Model 4

Neighborhood Disorder

.18** (.12)

.14* (.09)

.02 (.01)

-.01 (-.01)

Religious Involvement

 

-.08** (-.14)

-.06* (-.11)

-.06* (-.10)

Disorder x Religious Involvement

 

 

 

-.08 (-.08)

Male

.25** (.15)

.24** (.15)

.17* (.10)

.17* (.10)

Age

.00 (.01)

-.01 (-.02)

-.03 (-.07)

-.03 (-.06)

Age2

-.03** (-.13)

-.03* (-.11)

-.02 (-.08)

-.02 (-.08)

Family Class

-.00 (-.03)

-.00 (-.03)

-.00 (-.07)

-.00 (-.07)

Family Intactness

-.04 (-.02)

-.01 (-.01)

.06 (.04)

.06 (.03)

Family Size at Wave 1

.05* (.11)

.04* (.10)

.06** (.14)

.06** (.14)

Attachment to Family

 

 

-.01 (-.02)

-.02 (-.03)

Conventional Attitudes

 

 

-.18* (-.09)

-.19* (-.10)

Deviant Peer Association

 

 

.26** (.36)

.26** (.36)

Intercept

 2.78

3.34

4.50

4.56

R2

.068

.086

.220

.226

Increase in R2

 

.018**

.134**

.006

* p < .10, ** p < .05 (one-tailed test).

 

 

 

 

Table 2. Unstandardized and Standardized (in parentheses) Coefficients for OLS Regression of Minor Crime on Neighborhood Disorder, Religious Involvement, and Interaction (n = 207)

Variable

Model 1

Model 2

Model 3

Model 4

Neighborhood Disorder

.05 (.04)

.04 (.04)

-.01 (-.01)

-.00 (-.00)

Religious Involvement

 

-.02 (-.03)

-.00 (-.00)

-.00 (-.00)

Disorder x Religious Involvement

 

 

 

.01 (.02)

Male

.08 (.06)

.08 (.06)

.04 (.03)

.04 (.03)

Age

-.03 (-.09)

-.03* (-.10)

-.04* (-.12)

-.04* (-.12)

Age2

-.01 (-.07)

-.01 (-.06)

-.01 (-.04)

-.01 (-.04)

Family Class

-.00 (-.07)

-.00 (-.07)

-.01* (-.10)

-.01* (-.10)

Family Intactness

-.01 (-.01)

-.00 (-.00)

.04 (.03)

.04 (.03)

Family Size at Wave 1

.03 (.08)

.03 (.07)

.04* (.10)

.04* (.10)

Attachment to Family

 

 

.01 (.03)

.01 (.03)

Conventional Attitudes

 

 

-.22* (-.14)

-.22** (-.14)

Deviant Peer Association

 

 

.12** (.20)

.12** (.20)

Intercept

2.81

2.91

3.88

3.87

R2

.032

.033

.091

.091

Increase in R2

 

.001

.058**

.000

* p < .10, ** p < .05 (one-tailed test).

 

 

 

 

Table 3. Unstandardized and Standardized (in parentheses) Coefficients for OLS Regression of Serious Crime on Neighborhood Disorder, Religious Involvement, and Interaction (n = 207)

Variable

Model 1

Model 2

Model 3

Model 4

Neighborhood Disorder

.15** (.12)

.11* (.10)

.02 (.01)

-.01 (-.01)

Religious Involvement

 

-.07** (-.16)

-.06** (-.13)

-.05** (-.12)

Disorder x Religious Involvement

 

 

 

-.08*(-.10)

Male

.20** (.16)

.20** (.16)

.14** (.11)

.14** (.11)

Age

.02 (.05)

.00 (.01)

-.01 (-.03)

-.01 (-.03)

Age2

-.02** (-.12)

-.02* (-.11)

-.02* (-.08)

-.02* (-.09)

Family Class

-.00 (-.01)

-.00 (-.01)

-.00 (-.05)

-.00 (-.05)

Family Intactness

-.03 (-.02)

-.00 (-.00)

.05 (.03)

.04 (.03)

Family Size at Wave 1

.03* (.10)

.03* (.09)

.04** (.12)

.04** (.12)

Attachment to Family

 

 

-.01 (-.03)

-.02 (-.05)

Conventional Attitudes

 

 

-.08 (-.05)

-.09 (-.06)

Deviant Peer Association

 

 

.20** (.35)

.20** (.35)

Intercept

1.52

2.00

2.69

2.75

R2

.068

.091

.211

.221

Increase in R2

 

.023**

.120**

.010

* p < .10, ** p < .05 (one-tailed test).

 

 

 

 

 


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University of Penn.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Center for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
John J. DiIulio, Jr., Founding Director

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SUMMARY:
This report traces the history of the African-American church outreach in America, summarizes the state of African-American church outreach today, and examines surveys documenting the extent of African-American church outreach.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction

Correlates of Youth Crime

The African-American Church: A Neglected Research Area

Neighborhood Disorder

Church Involvement

Study Hypotheses

Methodology

Measuring Crime

Results

Conclusion

Appendix A: Descriptive Statistics

Appendix B: Tables 1-3

Appendix C: Figures 1-2

Endnotes

About CRRUCS

 


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