Reciprocal Longitudinal Associations between Adolescent Twin Gambling and Delinquency

Reciprocal Longitudinal Associations between Adolescent Twin Gambling and Delinquency

Reciprocal Longitudinal Associations between Adolescent Twin Gambling and Delinquency

Reciprocal Longitudinal Associations between Adolescent Twin Gambling and Delinquencys

| Ajouter

Référence bibliographique [17243]

Journal of Gambling Studies, vol. 31, no 4, p. 1449-1461.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«In the present study, longitudinal APIM [actor-partner interdependence model] analyses were used to determine (1) whether one twin’s gambling behavior and delinquency predicts the other twin’s gambling behavior and delinquency over time, after removing within-person effects, and (2) whether one twin’s gambling predicts changes in his or her own delinquency (or vice versa), after removing the between-twins effects.» (p. 1451)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The participants were drawn from the Quebec Newborn Twin Study, an ongoing longitudinal study of a population-based sample of twins born between 1995 and 1998 in the greater Montreal area (Boivin et al. 2013).» (p. 1451-1452)

Instruments:
- Self-Report Delinquency Scale
- South Oaks Gambling Screen for adolescents

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«The findings in this study have two important implications for our understanding of the etiology of delinquency and gambling. First, in addition to peers and parents, deviant siblings have been blamed for elevated levels of a variety of deviant behaviors, but our findings suggest that siblings may be more relevant to the enhancement of delinquency than the enhancement of gambling. Second, early delinquent behaviors may serve as a gateway to the escalation of other deviant or risky behaviors, including gambling; in turn, gambling may foster a further increase of delinquent behaviors.» (p. 1458)