publication . Article . 2004

A longitudinal study of relations between attitudes and delinquent behavior in adolescents

Johannes A. Landsheer; Rutger C. M. E. Engels; Wim Meeus; Eric Luijpers;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Country: Netherlands
This study investigated the relations between adolescents’attitudes toward delinquent behavior and actual delinquent behavior. In a study among 550 adolescents, interviewed 3 times during a period of 6 years, results indicated that for those who are just starting delinquent behavior, it is mainly attitudes that influence behavior. Yet for those who have experienced delinquent behavior, it is behavior that influences attitudes. These findings showed that relationships between attitudes and delinquent behaviors should be examined with longitudinal data to establish insight into directionality and causality.
free text keywords: Niet-toepassingsgericht onderzoek, Pedagogy, Psychologie, Maatschappelijke structuren en relaties, Jeugd, Logic, Menswetenschappen, Evaluation and measurement in psychology, Pedagogie en Andragogie/Onderwijskunde (PEAN), Sociale wetenschappen, Methoden, technieken en organisatie van sociaal-wetenscha, Jeugdhulpverlening, Opvoeding binnen het gezin, Adolescent and child psychology,m,m,, Ontwikkelingspsychologie, Overig maatschappelijk onderzoek, Jeugd, puberteit, adolescentie, Construerende Technische Wetenschappen, Psychology, Pedagogiek, International (English), Methoden, technieken en organisatie van sociaal-wetenscha, Adolescent and child psychology, m, puberteit, adolescentie, Occupational safety and health, Poison control, Developmental psychology, Human factors and ergonomics, Suicide prevention, Juvenile delinquency, Longitudinal study, Causality, Injury prevention
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