Maturational Timing and the Development of Problem Behavior

  title={Maturational Timing and the Development of Problem Behavior},
  author={Rainer K. Silbereisen and Anne C. Petersen and Helfried T. Albrecht and Baerbel Kracke},
Previous research demonstrated a higher risk for problem behaviors among early as compared to late maturing girls. In the present study, the role of maturational timing was assessed within the framework of a developmental model for adolescent problem behavior. Data obtained twice, one year apart, on 62 girls in early adolescence (11 to 12 years of age) and 193 girls in middle adolescence (14 to 15 years of age) were compared. Girls self-reported information on maturational timing, parental… CONTINUE READING