Search Results

Author: Thompson, Kristi
Resulting in 1 citation.
1. Menard, Jessica
Knezevic, Bojana
Miller, Scott R.
Edelstein, Daniel
Thompson, Kristi
Miller, Carlin J.
Intergenerational Transmission of Antisocial Behavior and Age at Primiparity
Journal of Child and Family Studies 24,3 (March 2015): 798-808.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Springer
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Adolescent Fertility; Age at Birth; Age at First Birth; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Behavior, Antisocial; Bullying/Victimization; Delinquency/Gang Activity; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Mothers, Adolescent; Mothers, Behavior

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

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. Given that mothers in general tend to transmit their antisocial behavior patterns, intervention for antisocial behavior patterns in females before or during adolescence should contribute to a significant lessening of not only their own behavior problems, but also the incidence of antisocial behavior in their future offspring.
Bibliography Citation
Menard, Jessica, Bojana Knezevic, Scott R. Miller, Daniel Edelstein, Kristi Thompson and Carlin J. Miller. "Intergenerational Transmission of Antisocial Behavior and Age at Primiparity." Journal of Child and Family Studies 24,3 (March 2015): 798-808.