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Intergenerational Transmission of Antisocial Behavior and Age at Primiparity
Journal of Child and Family Studies (2015)
  • Bojana Knezevic
  • Jessica Menard
  • Scott R Miller
  • Kristi Thompson
  • Daniel M. Edelstein, University of Windsor
  • Carlin J Miller
This study developed a model linking maternal and offspring antisocial behavior, with particular emphasis on whether this link is especially strong in teenage mother–child dyads. Data were taken from a longitudinal government dataset; structural equation modeling and invariance testing was used to test the hypotheses. Good model fit indicated that maternal and offspring antisociality are linked, and antisocial behavior persists across childhood, but that these relationships are not dependent on the mother’s age at primiparity. These results suggest that although maternal behavior predicts offspring antisociality, being the child of a teenage mother is not an independent risk factor for the development of antisociality.
Publication Date
March, 2015
Citation Information
Bojana Knezevic, Jessica Menard, Scott R Miller, Kristi Thompson, et al.. "Intergenerational Transmission of Antisocial Behavior and Age at Primiparity" Journal of Child and Family Studies Vol. 24 Iss. 3 (2015) ISSN: 1062-1024
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