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ERIC Number: EJ1015399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
School Predictors of Violent Criminality in Adulthood: Findings from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Study
Katsiyannis, Antonis; Thompson, Martie P.; Barrett, David E.; Kingree, J. B.
Remedial and Special Education, v34 n4 p205-214 Jul-Aug 2013
School-related problems such as poor academic performance, truancy, frequent suspensions, and grade repeating have been identified as risk factors for adolescent behavior problems. The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of school-related factors on violent criminality in adulthood, based on data from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. Logistic regression analyses indicated that behavioral variables (i.e., truancy, suspensions) and academic variables (i.e., grade retention and grades) significantly improved the prediction of criminal offending. The strongest predictor of violent criminal behavior in adulthood was repeating a grade at the secondary level. Practice implications are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Middle Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
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