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ERIC Number: EJ778439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8449
Differences in Intelligence between Nondelinquent and Dropout Delinquent Adolescents
Romi, Shlomo; Marom, Doron
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v42 n166 p325 Sum 2007
This study examined differences in intelligence between dropout delinquent adolescents and nondelinquent adolescents in Israel. It was part of research aimed at using psychological tests to characterize dropout delinquents. The participants, 215 adolescents at a psychoeducational center, were divided into three groups and were tested using the WISC-R: dropout delinquent adolescents living in residential institutions, dropout delinquent adolescents living at home, and nondelinquent adolescents living at home and enrolled in the formal education system. Results showed significant differences among the three groups in Verbal IQ, Performance IQ, Total IQ, and the Freedom from Distractibility factor, and pointed out the relative weakness of the dropout delinquent groups. (Contains 3 tables.) [This study was supported by the Education Research Committee at Beit Berl College, Israel, and the Schnitzer Foundation for Research of Israeli Economy and Society, Bar Ilan University, Israel.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel