ERIC Number: EJ1093711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
Dyadic Taxonomy of Delinquent Youth: Exploring Risks and Outcomes Associated With Maternal-Youth Reporting Discrepancies of Delinquent Behavior
Reid, Joan A.; Sullivan, Christopher J.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v36 n3 p388-419 Apr 2016
Using latent class analysis (LCA), this study identified a dyadic taxonomy of delinquent youth categorized by varying types of maternal-youth reporting discrepancies (i.e., youth < maternal, youth > maternal) within a sample of 764 14-year-old high-risk youth. Four distinctive subgroups of youth were identified, two of which reported more than a minimal degree of informant discrepancy across all domains of delinquent behavior. One subgroup exhibited higher maternal-reported delinquency in comparison with youth reports, and one subgroup exhibited higher youth-reported delinquency in comparison with maternal reports. Additionally, risk factors (e.g., peer delinquency, caregiver monitoring) and delinquency-related difficulties (e.g., police contact) were associated with youth placement in the LCA-identified subgroups. Study findings suggest that youth with higher levels of self-reported delinquency compared with maternal reports may be at greater risk for delinquency-related difficulties due to problems related to inadequate monitoring by caregivers combined with greater involvement with peer delinquency.
Descriptors: Delinquency, Classification, Mothers, Behavior Problems, Parent Attitudes, Early Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Comparative Analysis, Police, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Longitudinal Studies, Databases, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Geographic Location, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Depression (Psychology), Multivariate Analysis, Regression (Statistics), High School Students, Health Behavior, Risk, National Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children; Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; Youth Risk Behavior Survey