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ERIC Number: EJ1081387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Adolescent Criminal Acts Committed and Substance Use with a Voluntary Sample Recruited from Post-Secondary Institutions
Collette, Tessa; Pakzad, Sarah; Bergheul, Saïd
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v59 n2 p64-91 Aug 2015
The current study focuses on exploring the relationships between various patterns of criminal acts committed, drug use, alcohol consumption, and adult personality traits in a sample with a low probability of life course persistent criminal behaviors. A retrospective questionnaire and the NEO-FFI (Five Factor Inventory) were administered to a volunteer sample (N=36). Three different frequencies of criminal acts committed (no-crimes, moderate-crimes, and substantial-crimes) were analysed based on adult personality traits, adolescent drug use, and adolescent alcohol use. The results of a MANOVA and discriminant analysis support the likelihood of groupings based on criminal acts committed being significantly influenced by drug use and alcohol use. Furthermore, agreeableness personality traits were significantly lower in the moderate-crimes group compared to the no-crimes group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory