Cognitive differentiation of self and parents in delinquent and non delinquent girls

G. V. Donnenwerth, M. Teichman, U. G. Foa

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Abstract

Previous findings showing that parents of delinquent children tend to be erratic and inconsistent in their reactions to the child led to the hypotheses that delinquent youth will differentiate less between self and parent and more between father and mother than will non delinquents. Using comparable groups of delinquent and non delinquent girls, the hypotheses were tested by analysing intercorrelations of the girls' perception of their own and their parents' behaviour, and were generally supported; differentiation between self and father was particularly low for delinquent girls. The relationship between cognitive and behavioural data is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-152
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

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