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NCJ Number: 148569 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Author(s): T N Davidson
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 120
Sponsoring Agency: University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
Publication Number: ISBN 87944-114-3
Sale Source: University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A study was conducted in order to develop a practical procedure in analyzing data on the effects of the contemporary high school social environment on the development of young men.
Abstract: Criterion data were collected from 1,354 boys in 87 high schools throughout the country in four waves starting in the fall of 1966, and from principals, counselors, and teachers of each of the schools. A parallel prediction model was applied to subgroup analyses. Each subgroup's shifts over time were plotted. The value of raw change scores was doubtful at best. Raw change scores may greatly facilitate analysis, as long as they are interpreted with awareness of the potential for bias. The relationship between raw change and subgroup levels provided consistent indicators of differential subgroup shifts. The early identification of subgroups, then, has a facilitating effect in longitudinal studies. Tables, figures, bibliography, 3 appendixes, index
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Data analysis; Environmental influences; Juvenile delinquency factors
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