ERIC Number: ED024089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Delinquency Prone Youth: Longitudinal and Preventive Research.
Benning, James J.; And Others
The first two phases of the EAU Claire County Youth Study were concerned with the relationships between classroom behavior and various facets of the child's family life. Phase II took two forms: (1) a major longitudinal evaluation of the relationships among classroom aggression, social adjustment, subsequent academic achievement, and juvenile delinquency; and (2) an exploratory pilot study of the effects of a tutored remedial reading program upon the academic achievement and psycho-social adjustment of fourth-grade children regarded as classroom aggressors in the third grade. The results of the longitudinal study suggest that the best prediction of delinquency and other behavior problems could be made with a combination of teacher nominations and Glueck scale assessments. Some 13 experimental subjects (Ss), identified as delinquency prone and retarded in reading, participated in the six-month pilot program, using programmed materials with the help of selected college tutors. Statistical analyses of the data showed no significant differences between the experimental and a control group in amount of change in reading achievement, school behavior, social adjustment, self-concept, or anxiety. Although no significant differences emerged, the pattern of these changes favored the experimental group. (IM)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.