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ERIC Number: EJ971538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-0627
Directions of Effects between Adolescent Psychopathic Traits and Parental Behavior
Salihovic, Selma; Kerr, Margaret; Ozdemir, Metin; Pakalniskiene, Vilmante
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v40 n6 p957-969 Aug 2012
The present study examined the directions of effects between adolescent psychopathic traits and parental behaviors. The data are from a community-based cohort-sequential study. Data were collected annually over 4 years. Participants were 875 adolescents, aged 13-15 at Time 1, and we analyzed their reports of negative and positive parental behavior, delinquency, and psychopathic traits. In results from cross-lagged models, adolescent psychopathic traits predicted changes over time in all of the parental behaviors at nearly all of the time intervals, whereas the prediction from parental behaviors to psychopathic traits was inconsistent across parenting measures and time intervals. These findings suggest that parental behavior is more a reaction than a predictor of psychopathic traits in adolescence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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