ERIC Number: EJ361079
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Telic Dominance and Delinquency in Adolescent Boys.
Bowers, A. J.
B. C. Journal of Special Education, v11 n2 p159-65 1987
Of three groups of adolescent boys (delinquent, disruptive, and controls), the delinquent group (n=20) showed a significantly greater tendency to operate in the paratelic motivational state (spontaneous, present-oriented behavior focusing only on immediately attainable goals) rather than in the telic motivational state (goal directed, purposeful, and cognitive of consequences). (JW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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