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NCJ Number: 120077 Find in a Library
Title: Nature of the Association Between Parental Rejection and Delinquent Behavior
Journal: Journal of Youth and Adolescence  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:297-310
Author(s): R L Simons; J F Robertson; W R Downs
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A panel design with approximately 300 adolescents was employed to investigate the relationship between parental rejection and delinquency.
Abstract: Previous studies have failed to control for potentially confounding family factors and have ignored the possibility that the casual priority is from delinquency to parental rejection, rather than the reverse. Parental rejection continued to show a moderate association with delinquency after relevant controls were introduced. The results were the same across the sexes. LISREL was employed to estimate the parameters of the reciprocal relationship between parental rejection and delinquency. Analysis indicate that the predominant casual flow is from parental rejection to delinquency. 3 tables, 52 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Neglectful parents
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Juvenile delinquency
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