Measuring impulsivity and examining its relationship to delinquency.

  title={Measuring impulsivity and examining its relationship to delinquency.},
  author={Jon L. White and Terrie E Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi and D J Bartusch and D J Needles and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={103 2},
A multimethod, multisource assessment of impulsivity was conducted in a sample of more than 400 boys who were members of a longitudinal study of the development of antisocial behavior. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the 11 different impulsivity measures revealed two impulsivity factors: Cognitive and Behavioral. Cognitive and behavioral impulsivity had similar correlations with socioeconomic status. Cognitive impulsivity was more strongly related to IQ than was behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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