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Unformatted text preview: high school students, especially those that have dropped out, may trigger their usage of drugs. The article explains the many different responses to strain, from anger to depression. Students who dropout of high school tend to reach a drop in self esteem as well as higher rates of depression, and parents negative reactions towards their dropping out do not make the situation any easier, causing more conflict. So therefore these dropouts turn to drugs as a means of coping. The article also goes as far as to explain gender differences to strain. Females are more likely than males to deal with depression with non-criminal behavior. Finally, the article concludes that the General Strain Theory may only be associated with mainly anger, due to the lack of evidence of what causes these negative emotions. Daphney Marc 7-16-2011 SYP 3520 Blumenstein...
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