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Author: van de Schoot, Rens
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1. Meeus, Wim
Vollebergh, Wilma
Branje, Susan
Crocetti, Elisabetta
Ormel, Johan
van de Schoot, Rens
Crone, Eveline A.
Becht, Andrik
On Imbalance of Impulse Control and Sensation Seeking and Adolescent Risk: An Intra-individual Developmental Test of the Dual Systems and Maturational Imbalance Models
Journal of Youth and Adolescence published online (20 March 2021): DOI: 10.1007/s10964-021-01419-x.
Also: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10964-021-01419-x
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Springer
Keyword(s): Risk-Taking; Self-Control/Self-Regulation; Substance Use

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Heterogeneity in development of imbalance between impulse control and sensation seeking has not been studied until now. The present study scrutinized this heterogeneity and the link between imbalance and adolescent risk. Seven-wave data of 7,558 youth (50.71% males; age range from 12/13 until 24/25) were used. Three developmental trajectories were identified. The first trajectory, "sensation seeking to balanced sensation seeking", included participants with a higher level of sensation seeking than impulse control across all ages. The second trajectory, "moderate dominant control", included participants showing moderate and increasing impulse control relative to sensation seeking across all ages. The third trajectory, "strong late dominant control", included participants showing the highest level of impulse control which was about as strong as sensation seeking from early to middle adolescence and became substantially stronger from late adolescence to early adulthood. Although the systematic increase of impulse control in all subgroups is in line with both models, neither of these combined trajectories of control and sensation seeking was predicted by the Dual Systems Model or the Maturational Imbalance Model. Consistent with both models the "sensation seeking to balanced sensation seeking" trajectory showed the highest level of substance use. It can be concluded that, even though both theories adequately predict the link between imbalance and risk, neither the Dual Systems Model nor the Maturational Imbalance Model correctly predict the heterogeneity in development of imbalance between impulse control and sensation seeking.
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Meeus, Wim, Wilma Vollebergh, Susan Branje, Elisabetta Crocetti, Johan Ormel, Rens van de Schoot, Eveline A. Crone and Andrik Becht. "On Imbalance of Impulse Control and Sensation Seeking and Adolescent Risk: An Intra-individual Developmental Test of the Dual Systems and Maturational Imbalance Models." Journal of Youth and Adolescence published online (20 March 2021): DOI: 10.1007/s10964-021-01419-x.