This paper presents a framework that integrates and extends the literature on psychosocial mechanisms mediating poverty and the development of antisocial behavior. It provides a model to explain why some poor children outgrow early antisocial behavior, while others from the same environment adopt increasingly severe antisocial behaviors. The ability to differentiate these effects of poverty on antisocial or prosocial behavior provides theoretical guidelines for preventive intervention.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Journal of Primary Prevention|
|State||Published - Mar 2004|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The writing of this article was supported by the 2002 research grant from the Social Sciences Research Center at Duksung Women’s University. I am grateful to Lewayne Gilchrist, Gunnar Almgren, Alex Mason, Karl Hill, Brian Smith, and J. David Hawkins for their helpful comments on earlier drafts. Also I would like to thank anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions.
- Antisocial behavior
- Mediating mechanisms