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ERIC Number: EJ789978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Early Adolescent Pathways of Antisocial Behaviors in Poor, Inner-City Neighborhoods
Park, Nan S.; Lee, Beom S.; Bolland, John M.; Vazsonyi, Alexander T.; Sun, Fei
Journal of Early Adolescence, v28 n2 p185-205 2008
The change and stability of antisocial behavior during adolescence has triggered interest in a number of social scientific disciplines. This article longitudinally examines pathways of antisocial behavior among predominantly African American adolescents residing in inner-city, poor neighborhoods. Data were collected from 354 youth (ages 12 through 15) in an ongoing longitudinal study designed to identify the life-course trajectories of behaviors and associated developmental outcomes in inner-city youth. Growth mixture modeling was used to classify antisocial behavior trajectories, which identified three distinct developmental trajectories of antisocial behavior: high starter, incremental, and steady. Understanding developmental trajectories of antisocial behaviors is important in that it informs prevention and intervention efforts, particularly for high-risk youth populations. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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