ERIC Number: ED221963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Rural Adolescent Delinquents: Their Self Concept, Giftedness and Perceived Parental Support.
King, Margot Lagesen; Fularczyk, Jean
Variables related to delinquency in 176 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade rural youth were examined. Ss were identified through peer and faculty evaluation, and were administered the Otis Lennon Mental Ability Test and the Stanford Achievement Test. Parental support was calculated from the Self Report-Environmental Support/Environmental Availability form, and self concept data were derived from scores on the Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory. There was a positive, though nonsignificant, relationship between delinquency and low self concept. Both the delinquent and control Ss had lower self concepts than those perceived as delinquent only by their peers. Low parental support was associated with delinquency. Finally, the positive correlation between giftedness and delinquency was not significant. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Plains Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (9th, Des Moines, IA, October 22-24, 1981). Print is poor in parts.