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ERIC Number: ED378515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pages: 9
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Problem Solving Appraisal of Delinquent Adolescents.
Perez, Ruperto M.; And Others
The study investigated the following: (1) the relationship of problem solving appraisal to narcissistic vulnerability, locus of control, and depression; (2) the differences in problem solving appraisal, locus of control, and depression in first-time and repeat offenders; and (3) the prediction of problem solving appraisal by narcissistic vulnerability, locus of control, and depression in delinquents. Delinquent male adolescents (N=146) voluntarily completed a packet of instruments which included a revised measure of problem solving appraisal and measures of narcissistic vulnerability, locus of control, and depression. Results suggested a significant relationship between facets of problem solving appraisal and narcissistic vulnerability, locus of control, and depression in delinquent adolescents. These findings indicate that youth who appraise themselves as less confident and who have a tendency to avoid problem situations are more apt to experience depression, to possess an external locus of control, and to exhibit narcissistic vulnerability along the idealized sector. No significant differences in problem solving appraisal were detected between first-time and repeat offenders. Both groups appraised themselves as ineffective problem solvers. For repeat offenders, problem solving appraisal is predicted by peer-group dependence which would suggest that repeat offenders who appraise themselves as ineffective problem solvers tend to rely on their peers to sustain self-esteem. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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