Delinquency in male adolescents: the role of alexithymia and family structure

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_11A88B3F9017
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Delinquency in male adolescents: the role of alexithymia and family structure
Périodique
Journal of Adolescence
Auteur(s)
Zimmermann G
ISSN
0140-1971
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Numéro
3
Pages
321-332
Langue
anglais
Notes
SAPHIRID:61683
Résumé
The purpose of this study was to examine the linkages between alexithymia and delinquency in male adolescents (age ranging from 14 to 18 years), and to investigate whether alexithymia was a good discriminatory factor for juvenile delinquency. Thirty-six offender adolescents and 46 non-offender control adolescents participated in the study and completed the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) (alexithymia), the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (R-CMAS) (anxiety), the Liste d'Adjectifs Bipolaires et en Echelles de Likert (LABEL) (personality-Big Five) and demographic data. Findings revealed that the adolescents of the offender group scored high on alexithymia and that proportion of disrupted family structure in the offender group is higher than in the control group. Logistic regressions confirmed that alexithymia and family structure are the strongest discriminatory factors for juvenile delinquency. Limitations and clinical implications are discussed, and recommendations for future research are provided
Mots-clé
adolescence, delinquency, alexithymia, emotions, family structure
Pubmed
Web of science
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10/03/2008 15:34
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20/08/2019 13:39
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