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NCJ Number: 237400 Find in a Library
Title: Childhood Maltreatment, Parental Monitoring, and Self-Control among Homeless Young Adults: Consequences for Negative Social Outcomes
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:38  Issue:12  Dated:December 2011  Pages:1244-1264
Author(s): Lisa A. Kort-Butler; Kimberly A. Tyler; Lisa A. Melander
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: K01MH064897
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines how experiences of maltreatment by parents affects the development of self-control.
Abstract: Although parenting factors have been found to contribute to self-control, little is understood about how experiences of maltreatment affect the development of self-control and whether self-control mediates the relationship between maltreatment and negative social outcomes, especially among homeless individuals. This study examined whether lower parental monitoring, physical abuse, and neglect affected the development of self-control and if self-control mediated the relationship between parenting factors and negative social outcomes among a sample of homeless young adults. Results from path analyses indicated that lower parental monitoring and earlier age at first abuse contributed to less cognitive self-control. The effect of monitoring on criminal behavior was partially mediated by self-control. Independent of self-control, low monitoring, physical abuse, and neglect had direct effects on negative outcomes. Running away, a behavioral indicator of self-control, also had direct effects on negative outcomes. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Young Adults (18-24)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse as delinquency factor; Family offenses; Homeless persons; Juvenile delinquent family relations; Victimization; Youth development
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