Personality, social skills, anomie and delinquency: a self-report study of a group of normal non-delinquent adolescents.

@article{Furnham1984PersonalitySS,
  title={Personality, social skills, anomie and delinquency: a self-report study of a group of normal non-delinquent adolescents.},
  author={Adrian Furnham},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1984},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={409-20}
}
  • Adrian Furnham
  • Published 1984 in
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
A group of over 200 'normal' adolescents were administered self-report measures of personality (extraversion, neuroticism and psychoticism), social skills, anomie and delinquency in order to establish which of three theories best predicted delinquency. Eysenck's personality factors, particularly psychoticism, correlated most highly with delinquency, while there was no correlation at all between self-reported social skills and delinquency. Overall the males tended to have lower neuroticism but… CONTINUE READING

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