Behaviour/emotional problems in male juvenile delinquents and controls in Russia: the role of personality traits.
1998 (English)In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-690X, E-ISSN 1600-0447, Vol. 98, no 3, 231-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Recent studies based on the psychobiological theory of personality by Cloninger postulate a relationship between certain personality traits and various psychopathological manifestations. To test this theory, we administered the Temperament and Character Inventory and the Youth Self-Report to 188 male delinquents from a juvenile correction centre in Northern Russia, and to 111 age-matched male controls recruited from among schoolchildren. As assumed by previous studies, psychological symptoms were primarily positively correlated with harm avoidance and negatively correlated with self-directedness. At the same time, the higher levels of aggressive and delinquent behaviour were positively correlated with novelty-seeking and negatively correlated with co-operativeness. The possible mechanisms underlying these findings are discussed.
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1998. Vol. 98, no 3, 231-6 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263351PubMedID: 9761412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-263351DiVA: diva2:903870