Testing an idealized dynamic cascade model of the development of serious violence in adolescence.

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Journal Article

A dynamic cascade model of development of serious adolescent violence was proposed and tested through prospective inquiry with 754 children (50% male; 43% African American) from 27 schools at 4 geographic sites followed annually from kindergarten through Grade 11 (ages 5-18). Self, parent, teacher, peer, observer, and administrative reports provided data. Partial least squares analyses revealed a cascade of prediction and mediation: An early social context of disadvantage predicts harsh-inconsistent parenting, which predicts social and cognitive deficits, which predicts conduct problem behavior, which predicts elementary school social and academic failure, which predicts parental withdrawal from supervision and monitoring, which predicts deviant peer associations, which ultimately predicts adolescent violence. Findings suggest targets for in-depth inquiry and preventive intervention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodge, KA; Greenberg, MT; Malone, PS; Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group,

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1907 - 1927

PubMed ID

  • 19037957

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19037957

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-8624

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-3920

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01233.x

Language

  • eng