ERIC Number: ED169723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Predicting Adolescent Antisocial Behavior Among Hyperactive Boys.
Kramer, John; Loney, Jan
A follow-up study of 135 4-to-12-year-old boys, all of whom displayed symptomatology associated with the hyperkinetic minimal brain dysfunction syndrome, was undertaken in an attempt to specify those factors which predict delinquent behavior. The follow-up interviews queried norm-violating and delinquent behaviors. The Ss' answers were compared with normative data for delinquent activity and it appeared that hyperactive Ss as a group were not more involved in such activities than other adolescents. Results indicated that the scores on the child aggression factor at referral were predictive of all but drinking offenses, wereas scores on the child hyperactivity factor failed to predict any of the four categories (offenses against persons, offenses against property, involvement with illegal drugs, and drinking offenses) of delinquent behavior at follow-up. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Dept. of Psychiatry.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Canada, August 31, 1978); Paper was also supported by grants from the Iowa Mental Health Research Fund