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NCJ Number: 229438 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Antisocial Behavior as Predictor of Adverse Outcomes to Age 50: A Follow-Up Study of 1,947 Individuals
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:37  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:158-174
Author(s): Yasmina Molero Samuelson; Sheilagh Hodgins; Agne Larsson; Peter Larm; Anders Tengstrom
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: PDF (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the adverse effects from age 21 to 50 of adolescent antisocial behavior in a large sample of individuals who consulted a clinic for substance misuse problems as adolescents.
Abstract: The study examined associations between antisocial behavior (ASB) before age 15 and eight adverse outcomes from age 21 to 50 among 1,623 men and 324 women who as adolescents consulted a clinic for substance misuse problems. Outcomes were documented using Swedish national registers and included death, hospitalization for physical illnesses related to substance misuse, mental illness, self-inflicted harm, substance misuse, convictions for violent and nonviolent crimes, and poverty. ASB before age 15 was associated with increased odds of all outcomes in adulthood except hospitalization for mental illness after adjusting for low family socioeconomic status, sex, Sex x ASB, and substance misuse in adulthood and with an increased number of adverse outcomes up to age 50. No gender differences were detected. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Antisocial attitudes; Deviance; Drug use; Gender issues; Longitudinal studies; Personality assessment
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