The Relationship between Pubertal Timing and Delinquent Behavior in Maltreated Male and Female Adolescents.

  title={The Relationship between Pubertal Timing and Delinquent Behavior in Maltreated Male and Female Adolescents.},
  author={Sonya Negriff and Penelope K. Trickett},
  journal={The Journal of early adolescence},
  volume={30 4},
This study examined the relationship between pubertal timing and delinquent behavior across two time points in a sample of 303 maltreated and 151 comparison adolescents aged 9-13 years at enrollment. The first aim was to examine the relationship between pubertal timing and delinquency for the total sample and then to test for gender differences using multiple-group models. The second aim was to examine the interaction effect of pubertal timing and maltreatment on delinquency as well as gender… CONTINUE READING
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