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Title: Growth Curve Analysis in Accelerated Longitudinal Designs
Author(s): S W Raudenbush; W-S Chan
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL 60603
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A hierarchical linear model was used to illustrate the application of growth curve analysis to data from an accelerated longitudinal design in research that focused on the development of attitudes toward deviance from ages 11 to 18.
Abstract: The research design aimed to enable researchers to study individual development over a long interval of the lie course by gathering data during a comparatively short interval of time. Such designs also create possibilities not available in standard panel designs for separating developmental effects from cohort and period effects. However, such designs require complex statistical analysis and pose several inferential challenges to researchers. The research used data from two cohorts of the National Youth Survey, each of which was observed for only 5 years. One cohort was followed from ages 11 to 15, while the other was followed from ages 11 to 18. Results revealed that both the expected level of deviance and the rate of change of deviance were similar across the two cohorts at the points where their data overlap. Both an inflection point (the age at which the rate of increase in pro-deviant attitudes begins to slow down) and a peak age (the age of maximum pro- deviant attitude) were found. Tables, figures, notes, and 21 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Adolescent attitudes
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Longitudinal studies; Research methods
Note: Reprinted from Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, V 29, N 4 (November 1992), P 387-411
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