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NCJ Number: 147794 Find in a Library
Title: PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF LATINO MALE JUVENILE GANG MEMBERS: AN EXPLORATION OF SIMILARITIES BETWEEN GANG AND NONGANG MEMBERS
Author(s): S A Castillo
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 143
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explores similarities between gang and nongang members on measures of intellect and personality.
Abstract: The sample comprised 60 Latino adolescents drawn from a local parochial school and various street gangs in east Los Angeles. The results of the study found Latino gang members scored significantly lower on the intelligence test compared to nongang members. Differences between groups may be a consequence of poor academic achievement and negative attitudes towards school and related tasks on the part of the gang sample. In general, gang members demonstrated a different style of personality, had greater developmental concerns, displayed a higher frequency of troubled behavior, and demonstrated more distress and conflict than nongang members. The implications of the results are discussed along with limitations of the study and suggestions for future research. Tables, references, appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Gangs
Note: California School of Professional Psychology - doctoral dissertation
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