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Is there an association between lateral preference and delinquent behavior?

Publication ,  Journal Article
Feehan, M; Stanton, WR; McGee, R; Silva, PA; Moffitt, TE
Published in: Journal of abnormal psychology
May 1990

Results of recent research suggests an association between left lateral preference and delinquent behavior. In this study the lateral preferences of 881 seven-year-old children were determined using behavioral indicators of hand and foot use. Mixed-handedness was associated with parent-reported problem behavior scores and self-reported delinquency scores at ages 13 and 15. However, preference for left hand and foot use was found to be unrelated to the delinquency measures. The distribution of lateral preferences in an identified delinquent group was not significantly different from the distribution in the sample remainder. The lack of an association between left preference and delinquency may be accounted for by an increased cultural acceptance of individual preference.

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Published In

Journal of abnormal psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1846

ISSN

0021-843X

Publication Date

May 1990

Volume

99

Issue

2

Start / End Page

198 / 201

Related Subject Headings

  • Personality Development
  • New Zealand
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Humans
  • Functional Laterality
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Female
  • Clinical Psychology
 

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Feehan, M., Stanton, W. R., McGee, R., Silva, P. A., & Moffitt, T. E. (1990). Is there an association between lateral preference and delinquent behavior? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 99(2), 198–201. https://doi.org/10.1037//0021-843x.99.2.198
Feehan, M., W. R. Stanton, R. McGee, P. A. Silva, and T. E. Moffitt. “Is there an association between lateral preference and delinquent behavior?Journal of Abnormal Psychology 99, no. 2 (May 1990): 198–201. https://doi.org/10.1037//0021-843x.99.2.198.
Feehan M, Stanton WR, McGee R, Silva PA, Moffitt TE. Is there an association between lateral preference and delinquent behavior? Journal of abnormal psychology. 1990 May;99(2):198–201.
Feehan, M., et al. “Is there an association between lateral preference and delinquent behavior?Journal of Abnormal Psychology, vol. 99, no. 2, May 1990, pp. 198–201. Epmc, doi:10.1037//0021-843x.99.2.198.
Feehan M, Stanton WR, McGee R, Silva PA, Moffitt TE. Is there an association between lateral preference and delinquent behavior? Journal of abnormal psychology. 1990 May;99(2):198–201.

Published In

Journal of abnormal psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1846

ISSN

0021-843X

Publication Date

May 1990

Volume

99

Issue

2

Start / End Page

198 / 201

Related Subject Headings

  • Personality Development
  • New Zealand
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Humans
  • Functional Laterality
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Female
  • Clinical Psychology