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NCJ Number: 91277 Find in a Library
Title: Multivariate Analysis of Personality and Motivation in Female Delinquents
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:20  Issue:2  Dated:(July 1983)  Pages:277-290
Author(s): C S Widom; F S Katkin; A J Stewart; M Fondacaro
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 14
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Personality and motivational factors have been under-studied in research on female crime and delinquency. This paper examines a number of hypotheses concerning the personality, background, and motivation of female delinquents.
Abstract: Using MANOVA and discriminant function analysis, delinquents and non-delinquents differed significantly on personality variables as well as need for Affiliation and Power. Personality and motivational variables were highly accurate in discriminating between delinquent and non-delinquent girls from similar backgrounds. The authors conclude that multiple risk factors (both environmental and intrapersonal) contribute to the development of delinquent behavior. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Environmental influences; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile delinquency factors; Personality assessment
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