Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Adolescent Violent Behavior as a Function of Gender, Depression, and Conduct Disorder
by Brazel, Shannon, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2015, 130; 3739969
Abstract (Summary)

This study was an investigation of the proportions of male and female adolescents who commit violent crime and also exhibit depression or conduct disorder. The National Comorbidity Survey: Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) database of 10,148 surveyed male and female adolescents was examined to determine adolescents who reported having been arrested for committing a violent crime or committing a violent crime without being apprehended (the violent crime group) and who had also been diagnosed with depression or conduct disorder according to DSM-IV-TR criteria. Findings showed that 72 (22.9%) of the 314 violent males had been diagnosed with depression and 146 (46.5%) with conduct disorder. Fifty-nine (44.4%) of the 133 violent females had been diagnosed with depression and 61 (45.9%) with conduct disorder. Chi-square tests revealed that the proportion of violent females with depression was significantly larger than the proportion of males (P = 0.001). There was no significant difference between violent males and females in diagnoses of conduct disorder.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Earnest, Jim, Yerke, Adam
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Clinical Forensic Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 77/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Developmental psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Adolescent crime, Adolescent violent crime, Conduct disorder, Depression, Violent crime, Violent females
Publication Number: 3739969
ISBN: 978-1-339-31876-9
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