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NCJ Number: NCJ 241640     Find in a Library
Title: Interconnection Between Intellectual Achievement and Self-Control
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Author(s): Danielle Boisvert ; William Stadler ; Jamie Vaske ; John P. Wright ; Matthew Nelson
  Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:40  Issue:1  Dated:January 2013  Pages:80 to 94
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 15
  Annotation: This study assesses the degree to which self-control is linked with intellectual achievement in childhood and adolescence.
Abstract: Low self-control has emerged as a strong predictor of criminal conduct and analogous behaviors. Questions remain, however, as to the origins of self-control. Whereas some argue it is a trait instilled solely through a process of parental socialization, more recent research has suggested the possibility that self-control is interconnected with many executive functions deriving from the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Using data from the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (N = 2,104), this study assesses the degree to which self-control is linked with intellectual achievement in childhood and adolescence. Results from Poisson regression analyses indicate that intellectual achievement is significantly related to variations in self-control, controlling for a variety of parenting measures; age, race, and gender; and previous levels of self-control. A discussion of the relationship between intellectual achievement and self-control is provided. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Criminology theory evaluation
Index Term(s): Problem behavior ; Educational levels ; Self concept ; Crime control theory ; Juvenile Delinquent behavior
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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