ERIC Number: EJ725084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-22
Male and Female Delinquency Trajectories from Pre through Middle Adolescence and Their Continuation in Late Adolescence
Landsheer, Johannes A.; van Dijkum, C.
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v40 n160 p729 Win 2005
This study of male and female adolescent delinquency trajectories focuses on the prediction of late adolescence delinquency, based on earlier delinquency and social support. In this 3-wave longitudinal survey, 270 Dutch adolescents (113 males and 157 females) ages 12 to 14, were followed for a period of 6 years. For males, the level of delinquent activity in late adolescence strongly depends on earlier delinquent activities ([R.sup.2] = .33, p [is less than] .0005). In contrast, the level of female delinquency in late adolescence is far less predictable ([R.sup.2] = .18, p [is less than] .001), and could not be predicted from delinquent activities during pre and early adolescence, while support from the mother during late adolescence was associated with reduced delinquency for females. Different models may be needed to explain the development of delinquency for males versus females.
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Delinquency, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Models, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Social Support Groups, Age Differences, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands