Sociological Factors Influencing Tendency to Cultural Deviations (Case Study: Youth in Darrehshahr, Iran)


1 Department of Social Sciences, Payam Noor University, Iran

2 Department of Political Science, Khorramabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khoramabad


Youth deviance has always been a major concern and an irritant issue and the focal attention among various societies and it has also been the focus of attention by a large number of authorities. This sociological study deals with the cultural tendency of the youth to deviance by a sociological procedure. Using a clustering method, in this survey, the data were obtained from a sample including 376 people of the 16221 population of the young boys and girls of Darrehshahr, Iran. The results revealed that there is relationship between social control, religious belief loyalty, relative deprivation feeling, social anomie, companionship with deviant friends and tendency to cultural deviance. And 72 percent of the changes have discussed the tendency to cultural deviance. Moreover, the results of the study showed that tendency to cultural deviance among Darrehshahr youth is intermediate.