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Seto, Michael C.; Lalumiere, Martin L. – Psychological Bulletin, 2010
We tested special and general explanations of male adolescent sexual offending by conducting a meta-analysis of 59 independent studies comparing male adolescent sex offenders (n = 3,855) with male adolescent non-sex offenders (n = 13,393) on theoretically derived variables reflecting general delinquency risk factors (antisocial tendencies),…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Antisocial Behavior
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty. – 1995
Papers in this volume explore indicators of children's well-being in the following areas: cross-cutting issues; population, family, and neighborhood; and social development and problem behaviors. The first section includes: (1) "Potential and Problems in Developing Indicators on Child Well-Being from Administrative Data" (Robert M.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Child Development, Child Welfare
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Barnett, W. Steven; Belfield, Clive R. – Future of Children, 2006
Steven Barnett and Clive Belfield examine the effects of preschool education on social mobility in the United States. They note that under current policy three- and four-year-old children from economically and educationally disadvantaged families have higher preschool attendance rates than other children. But current programs fail to enroll even…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Social Mobility, Young Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Williams, Elizabeth Gillis; Sadler, Lois S. – Prevention Researcher, 2003
In the United States about one million teenagers become pregnant each year and, of these, almost one-half will give birth and become mothers. Maternal factors that have been linked with better overall outcomes for adolescent mothers include social and family support, completion of high school, and limiting subsequent childbearing during…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mothers, Adolescents, Early Parenthood