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ERIC Number: ED175226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Learning Disabilities and Juvenile Delinquency.
Swartz, Stanley L.; Wall, Sherrill A.
The paper reviews research on the relationship between learning disabilities (LD) and juvenile delinquency (JD) and reports preliminary results of a study to determine the importance of social class indicators to the LD/JD relationship. Studies investigating rationales of school failure, and susceptibility (of certain behaviors and personality characteristics) are examined, and quantitative and observational studies are discussed. Data on social class indicators related to school achievement and delinquency are analyzed. Reported is a study involving 19 LD high school students and 30 nondisabled students. Results indicated no significant difference between the LD/JD and LD/non JD Ss, suggesting that the two groups are similar in social class. However, significant differences were observed when regular students were compared to LD Ss and to JD Ss. Differences found in occupation, education, and income suggested that the social class status of regular students was not similar to that of other groups. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth (2nd, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, November 16-18, 1978)