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ERIC Number: ED437758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Troubled Children Grown-Up: Antisocial Behavior in Young Adult Criminals.
Kemp, Dawn; Center, David
This study attempted to evaluate H. J. Eysenck's antisocial behavior (ASB) hypothesis that proposes there is an antisocial temperament which, in interaction with socialization, intelligence, and achievement, puts an individual at significant risk for developing antisocial behavior. Evaluation of Eysenck's ASB hypothesis was conducted with 107 recently paroled young male adults. The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised was administered to assess temperament characteristics and the Basic Adlerian Scales for Interpersonal Success-Adult was administered to assess socialization. Retrospective data on juvenile behavior were collected, and intelligence and achievement scores were obtained from participants' file data. Results were supportive of Eysenck's ASB hypothesis. The sample differed in predicted directions from test norms in both temperament and socialization. There were also within sample differences in predicted directions between participants with relatively high antisocial behavior history scores in contrast to those with relatively low antisocial behavior history scores. No differences were found for intelligence. However, there was one significant within sample achievement difference with high antisocial participants scoring significantly lower in arithmetic. Reading and arithmetic scores for all participants were below the 20th percentile in comparison to peers. Only 11 percent of the participants had received special education services as public school students. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eysenck Personality Inventory