Abstract

A review of the scholarly literature suggests that mental health struggles in Generation Z have escalated in recent years. However, there is a lack of psychological research that examines antisocial behaviors in Generation Z. This study aims to determine the prevalence rates of antisocial behaviors in Generation Z. It was hypothesized that our sample of Generation Z students would show higher prevalence rates of antisocial behaviors than previous generations. We examined the data collected from our survey, which was composed of demographic and antisocial personality disorder questions. A one-way ANOVA, revealed significant differences in the categories of age, gender, school year, and race compared to the antisocial score. A Tukey post hoc analysis revealed statistically significant differences for antisocial behaviors in Generation Z when compared to the 41-50+ age group. Significant differences between students were not found when examining the categories of sexual orientations and political affiliations.

Thesis Completion

2021

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Saunders, William Steven

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Psychology

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

5-1-2021

Included in

Psychology Commons

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