ERIC Number: ED038229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-5
Reference Count: 0
Prediction of Delinquency, Adjustment, and Academic Achievement Over a Five Year Period with the Kvaraceus Delinquency Proneness Scale.
Benning, James J.; And Others
The Kvaraceus Delinquency Proneness Scale (KD Scale) was developed as an instrument designed to aid in prediction of future juvenile delinquents. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the predictive validity of the instrument over a 5-year period. Indexes of delinquency adjustment and academic achievement served as the validational criteria. The specific questions investigated were (1) Are there differences between children who are delinquency-prone and children who are not in terms of delinquency, personal and social adjustment, and academic achievement? (2) When added to a group of known delinquency preditors, do the KD Scale totals or derived subscores yield a significant increment in predictive efficiency? Overall the results indicated that the KD Scale seems to be useless as a predictor of delinquency as represented in contacts with law-enforcement agencies, but it does have some predictive power in the areas involving personal and social adjustment and academic achievement. Also, it seems to be that, at best, only parts of the KD Scale add to the prediction of delinquency. A related document is RC 004 260. (DK)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
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Identifiers: Kvaraceus Delinquency Proneness Scale
Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of National Council of Measurement in Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 5, 1970)