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ERIC Number: ED044733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Pages: 31
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Predicting Potential Delinquents in Junior High School. Final Report.
Cottle, William C.
Responses of Massachusetts groups of 200 male and 200 female delinquents to the items of the School Interest Inventory were contrasted with 200 male and 200 female nondelinquents. The same procedure was followed with an identical number of subjects in Rhode Island. Items which appeared significant at the .20 level in at least one subgroup of 100 delinquents of the same sex in each state were used to construct a male and a female delinquent scale. These two scales were used to compare responses of Connecticut groups of 134 male delinquents and 134 nondelinquents and to compare responses of 95 female delinquents with those of 95 female nondelinquents. Response differences were highly significant. This indicates that the items of each scale appear to be quite homogeneous in spite of the fact that they can be divided into seven categories by inspection of their content. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA. School of Education.