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ERIC Number: EJ798051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
The Stability and Resiliency of Self-Control in a Sample of Incarcerated Offenders
Mitchell, Ojmarrh; Mackenzie, Doris Layton
Crime & Delinquency, v52 n3 p432-449 2006
The central tenet of Gottfredson and Hirschi's self-control theory is that antisocial behavior is caused by stable between-individual differences in self-control. They also argue that after early childhood, interventions aimed at reducing antisocial behavior will be unsuccessful, as one's level of self-control is resilient to such efforts. This research tested the stability and resiliency hypotheses using a two-wave panel design in a sample of incarcerated offenders. The results indicated that self-control was not stable during a short period of time but that self-control was resilient to participation in a treatment-oriented boot-camp program. (Contains 4 tables and 7 notes.)
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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: Maryland