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Title: Angels and Loners: An Examination of Abstainer Subtypes
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1. Hendrix, Joshua A.
Angels and Loners: An Examination of Abstainer Subtypes
Deviant Behavior 37,12 (2016): 1361-1379.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Modeling, Latent Class Analysis/Latent Transition Analysis

Scholars speculate that there may be both prosocial and antisocial modes of abstention; however, few attempts have been made to examine this idea empirically. Using a pooled sample from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, group-based trajectory analysis is presented to identify adolescents who abstain from marijuana, vandalism, violence, and theft during their teenage years, and latent class analysis is used to examine within-group heterogeneity among abstainers. A subset of abstainers report weak peer integration, psycho-emotional instability, worse academic performance, and more conflict with their parents. Implications of findings are discussed.
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Hendrix, Joshua A. "Angels and Loners: An Examination of Abstainer Subtypes." Deviant Behavior 37,12 (2016): 1361-1379.