ERIC Number: ED114720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Personality Characteristics of Parents of Delinquent and Nondelinquent Adolescent Boys as Measured by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.
Orr, Prudie L.; Cochran, Samuel W.
This article describes research conducted to determine the influence of parental personality characteristics on the delinquent behavior of adolescent boys. Two groups of parents (N=18 couples, each group) were administered the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Experimental couples' sons had been recognized by the juvenile courts as being delinquent, while control group parents were those whose sons had not engaged in delinquent behavior. Both mothers and fathers of the experimental group parents were found to have more personality disturbance than did parents in the control group. The personality profiles of mothers in the experimental group indicated greater psychopathology than those of the fathers in the same group. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency Causes, Delinquent Behavior, Family Life, Individual Characteristics, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parents, Personality Traits, Psychopathology, Research Projects
Prudie L. Orr, Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory