Introduction: Nowadays, juvenile delinquency is increasing in terms of number and type. Delinquency and criminality among teenagers is generally categorized as deviant behavior in society and this can be interpreted as a form of teenage resistance to the normative rules and values that apply in society. Many risk factors are related to deviant behavior. This study aimed to analyze the risk factors that influence the occurrence of juvenile delinquency. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design and a simple random sampling technique. The calculation results involved 295 samples, consisting of 235 students in junior-senior high schools and vocational schools in Malang, and 60 teenagers in the 1st class Children’s Prison of Blitar. The independent variables were the individuals, their families, the school environment, their peer groups, coping mechanisms, lifestyle and technology. The dependent variable was juvenile delinquency. The data was collected using a questionnaire. The analysis used a logistic regression test with a significance level of α≤0.05. Results: There were six variables that significantly influence juvenile delinquency, namely individual, family, school environment, peers, life style and technology. Technology is the variable that has the greatest influence on the occurrence of juvenile delinquency. Conclusion: Technology is the most influential factor related to the cause of juvenile delinquency. These results indicate that significant shift in the causes of juvenile delinquency from family and peer factors to technological factors. This is quite reasonable because technology is a major need and it is a trend for teenagers at this time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalJurnal Ners
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • delinquency
  • juvenile
  • risk factor


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