alexa The role of adolescent friends, romantic partners, and siblings in the emergence of the adult antisocial lifestyle.


Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

Author(s): Shortt JW, Capaldi DM, Dishion TJ, Bank L, Owen LD

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Abstract This study investigated the contribution of social processes in boys' adolescent relationships in 3 key domains--same-sex friends, cross-sex romantic partners, and younger siblings--to continued association with delinquent peers in young adulthood and, therefore, to continuance of an antisocial lifestyle. It was hypothesized that levels of negative interaction and antisocial talk observed during problem-solving discussions would be associated across the 3 domains. The influences of negative interactions and antisocial talk in the adolescent relationships on young-adult delinquent peer association were compared in 2 mediational models. It was posited that antisocial talk would be more predictive of continued association with delinquent peers than would negative interactions. Hypotheses were tested on an at-risk sample of young men (the Oregon Youth Study). Findings were generally in keeping with the hypotheses. ((c) 2003 APA, all rights reserved)
This article was published in J Fam Psychol and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

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