Impact of Socio-Economic Status in One’s Criminal Behavior: An Assessment

Vol.4, No.1


  • Mery Joy Zolina Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Joanne Teppang Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Cyrene Joy Mendoza Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Mar Jhun Esteban Bestlink College of the Philippines




Socioeconomic status (SES) plays a very important role in individuals and influences every
aspect of human life. Family income, education, employment, unemployment, occupation,
family size, and locality of residence are those conditions that impact socioeconomic status to
explain criminal behavior among people. Moreover, others may say that because of the
excessive number of people or number of people living in a family, the cost of living at home is
difficult to sustain. It also encompasses individuals with low educational attainment, low
income, and unemployment. One of the solutions that we suggest is to increase the
employee’s minimum wage and lower the standards or requirements of work so that more
people will be employed and they can produce enough and support their needs daily to
prevent them from committing a crime.

The study reveals that socioeconomic status has an impact, wherein in education, the
respondents are spending their time and money cutting classes more than attending classes.
As to income, most of the respondents agreed they can save money/ have savings for future
purposes. In employment, most of the respondents are not interested in their work; they are
just working to provide financially. Also, there are socioeconomic conditions that contribute to
criminal behavior, such as unemployment and the high qualifications or requirements for
finding a job, which is why most of the respondents are having difficulties finding a job. For
income level, the respondents can provide their daily needs finances, especially for school
expenses. And lastly, regarding prevalent levels of unemployment, the responses were that
they are undecided if they want to work or not.

The researchers recommend an assessment guide to give information about the impact of
socioeconomic status on one’s criminal behavior. This is done in collaboration with officials of
Barangay Gaya-gaya and LGU for dissemination of information through flyers, brochures,
seminars, and workshops. And through the use of social media platforms to help with the
dissemination of information regarding the study.



How to Cite

Zolina, M. J. ., Teppang, J. ., Mendoza, C. J. ., & Esteban, M. J. . (2024). Impact of Socio-Economic Status in One’s Criminal Behavior: An Assessment: Vol.4, No.1. Ascendens Asia Singapore – Bestlink College of the Philippines Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 4(1). Retrieved from

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