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Revisiting the association between reading achievement and antisocial behavior: new evidence of an environmental explanation from a twin study.

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Trzesniewski, KH; Moffitt, TE; Caspi, A; Taylor, A; Maughan, B
Published in: Child development
January 2006

Previous studies have reported, but not explained, the reason for a robust association between reading achievement and antisocial behavior. This association was investigated using the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study, a nationally representative 1994-1995 birth cohort of 5- and 7-year-olds. Results showed that the association resulted primarily from environmental factors common to both reading and antisocial behavior and was stronger in boys. Environmental factors also explained the relation between reading disability and conduct disorder. Leading candidate environmental risk factors weakly mediated the association. For boys the best explanation was a reciprocal causation model: poor reading led to antisocial behavior, and vice versa. In contrast, the relation between reading achievement and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was best explained by common genetic influences.

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Child development

DOI

EISSN

1467-8624

ISSN

0009-3920

Publication Date

January 2006

Volume

77

Issue

1

Start / End Page

72 / 88

Related Subject Headings

  • Zygote
  • Wales
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Social Environment
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Reading
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Pregnancy
  • Phenotype
 

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Trzesniewski, K. H., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Taylor, A., & Maughan, B. (2006). Revisiting the association between reading achievement and antisocial behavior: new evidence of an environmental explanation from a twin study. Child Development, 77(1), 72–88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2006.00857.x
Trzesniewski, Kali H., Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, Alan Taylor, and Barbara Maughan. “Revisiting the association between reading achievement and antisocial behavior: new evidence of an environmental explanation from a twin study.Child Development 77, no. 1 (January 2006): 72–88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2006.00857.x.
Trzesniewski KH, Moffitt TE, Caspi A, Taylor A, Maughan B. Revisiting the association between reading achievement and antisocial behavior: new evidence of an environmental explanation from a twin study. Child development. 2006 Jan;77(1):72–88.
Trzesniewski, Kali H., et al. “Revisiting the association between reading achievement and antisocial behavior: new evidence of an environmental explanation from a twin study.Child Development, vol. 77, no. 1, Jan. 2006, pp. 72–88. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2006.00857.x.
Trzesniewski KH, Moffitt TE, Caspi A, Taylor A, Maughan B. Revisiting the association between reading achievement and antisocial behavior: new evidence of an environmental explanation from a twin study. Child development. 2006 Jan;77(1):72–88.
Journal cover image

Published In

Child development

DOI

EISSN

1467-8624

ISSN

0009-3920

Publication Date

January 2006

Volume

77

Issue

1

Start / End Page

72 / 88

Related Subject Headings

  • Zygote
  • Wales
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Social Environment
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Reading
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Pregnancy
  • Phenotype