ERIC Number: EJ724503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Relationships among Negative and Positive Behaviours in Adolescence
Boles, Shawn; Biglan, Anthony; Smolkowski, Keith
Journal of Adolescence, v29 n1 p33-52 Feb 2006
The authors calculated binary indicators of seven positive and 23 negative behaviours for 22,898 8th and 15,828 11th grade students who participated in the Oregon Healthy Teens Survey across two school years. Relationships among these variables, using both the Jaccard measure of co-occurrence and the relative risk for each member of each variable pair, given exposure to the other, showed strong inter-relationships within, but not between, the sets of behaviours. The likelihood of negative behaviours given negative behaviours was much stronger than the likelihood of positive behaviours given positive behaviours. Positive behaviours provided little protection against the likelihood of negative behaviors.
Descriptors: Grade 11, Adolescents, Grade 8, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Risk, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 8
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon