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NCJ Number: 228825 Find in a Library
Title: Childhood-Limited Versus Persistent Antisocial Behavior: Why Do Some Recover and Others Do Not? The TRAILS Study
Journal: Journal of Early Adolescence  Volume:29  Issue:5  Dated:October 2009  Pages:718-742
Author(s): Rene Veenstra; Siegwart Lindenberg; Frank C. Verhulst; Johan Ormel
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 25
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined possible differences between childhood-limited antisocial youth and their stable high counterparts.
Abstract: The results of the study suggest that the group of childhood-limited individuals showed remission of antisocial behavior, peer rejection, academic failure, and internalizing problems indicating that not all childhood-onset antisocial behavior persists into adolescence. Research shows that although most antisocial adults display long histories of problem behavior from childhood, most antisocial children do not go on to lead sociopathic and criminal lives. This study examined possible differences between childhood-limited antisocial youth and their stable high-antisocial counterparts. The study involved the first two assessment waves of TRAILS (Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey), which started in 2001 and was designed to chart and explain the development of mental health and social development from preadolescence into adulthood. Children were 11 years old at wave 1 (T1) and 13.5 at wave 2 (T2). Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Acting out behavior
Index Term(s): Adolescent females; Adolescent males; Adolescents at risk; Antisocial attitudes; Behavior patterns; Child development; Children at risk; Developmental criminology; Deviance
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