Depression and delinquency covariation in an accelerated longitudinal sample of adolescents.

@article{Kofler2011DepressionAD,
  title={Depression and delinquency covariation in an accelerated longitudinal sample of adolescents.},
  author={Michael J Kofler and Michael R. McCart and Kristyn Zajac and Kenneth J. Ruggiero and Benjamin E Saunders and Dean G. Kilpatrick},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={458-69}
}
OBJECTIVES The current study tested opposing predictions stemming from the failure and acting out theories of depression-delinquency covariation. METHOD Participants included a nationwide longitudinal sample of adolescents (N = 3,604) ages 12 to 17. Competing models were tested with cohort-sequential latent growth curve modeling to determine whether depressive symptoms at age 12 (baseline) predicted concurrent and age-related changes in delinquent behavior, whether the opposite pattern was… CONTINUE READING

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