“Go Together, Go Home Together”: A Study on Female Participation in Underage Clubbing
Tan, Marcus Wei Wen
Date of Issue2017-04-10
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Drawing on Sutherland’s differential association theory, this research aims to produce an understanding on why female Singaporean youth participate in underage clubbing. A qualitative approach involving 10 female respondents recounting their relevant experiences was employed. Findings have shown that the reasons for participation in underage clubbing include 1) enjoyment of the activity, 2) desire for respite, 3) desire to attain certain statuses and 4) experience of peer pressure. Underpinning participation in underage clubbing for the aforementioned reasons was the process of differential association, from which respondents acquired 1) favorable definitions 2) requisite techniques, 3) necessary support which rendered participation a viable or safe prospect as well as 4) direct opportunities for participation. Accordingly, it is argued that female participation in underage clubbing is largely a product of socialization.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social deviance
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University