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ERIC Number: EJ872129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-0627
Testing Developmental Pathways to Antisocial Personality Problems
Diamantopoulou, Sofia; Verhulst, Frank C.; van der Ende, Jan
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v38 n1 p91-103 Jan 2010
This study examined the development of antisocial personality problems (APP) in young adulthood from disruptive behaviors and internalizing problems in childhood and adolescence. Parent ratings of 507 children's (aged 6-8 years) symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and anxiety, were linked to self-ratings of adolescents' (aged 14-16 years) symptoms of depression, substance use, conduct problems, and somatic problems, to predict self-ratings of APP in young adulthood (age 20-22 years). The findings suggested a hierarchical development of antisocial behavior problems. Despite being positively associated with conduct problems in adolescence, neither internalizing problems nor substance use added to the prediction of APP in young adulthood from conduct problems in adolescence. The developmental pathways to APP in young adulthood did not differ by gender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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