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dc.contributor.authorShulman, Elizabeth P
dc.contributor.authorCauffman, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alex R
dc.contributor.authorFagan, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:00:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:00:11Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-04-29T22:17:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0012-1649
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/a0025404
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44646
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigates the relation between moral disengagement-one's willingness to conditionally endorse transgressive behavior-and ongoing offending in a sample of adolescent male felony offenders (N 1,169). In addition, the study attempts to rule out callous- unemotional traits as a third variable responsible for observed associations between moral disengagement and offending. A bivariate latent change score analysis suggests that reduction in moral disengagement helps to speed decline in self-reported antisocial behavior, even after adjusting for the potential confound of callous- unemotional traits. Declines in moral disengagement are also associated with declining likelihood of offending, based on official records. Given that both moral disengagement and offending tend to decrease over time, these findings suggest that changing attitudes toward antisocial behavior contribute to desistance from offending among delinquent youth.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1619
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1632
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDevelopmental Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleMoral Disengagement Among Serious Juvenile Offenders: A Longitudinal Study of the Relations Between Morally Disengaged Attitudes and Offending
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiquero, Alex R.


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