Effects of pubertal timing on deviant behaviors in Taiwan: Alongitudinal analysis of 7th- to 12th-grade adolescents

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47 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

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We investigated the relationship between pubertal timing and deviant behaviors in Taiwan using Taiwan Youth Project (TYP) data. The TYP used multistage-stratified and class-clustered methods in 40 randomly selected schools. We analyzed 1541 adolescents (770 boys; 50.0%) who self-reported their deviant behaviors in 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. Participants were assigned to early- (n=244; 15.8%), on-time- (n=992; 64.4%), and late- (n=305; 19.8%) puberty groups, and one-way analysis of variance and latent growth modeling were used to examine the frequency of deviant behaviors between them. Early-puberty adolescents had more deviant behaviors (mean=0.43, SD=0.74) than did late-puberty adolescents during 7th grade (mean=0.27, SD=0.59; p=0.004), but not after 8th grade. There were no significant differences in the deviance level between on-time-puberty and early- and late-puberty adolescents. Moreover, puberty was not correlated with the growth of deviant behaviors, which decreased with age. However, boys seemed to engage in more deviant behaviors at the beginning, but their engagement seemed to decline faster than it did for girls. In sum, the deviance of early-puberty adolescents seemed to diminish as they got older.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)87-97
頁數11
期刊Journal of Adolescence
42
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2015 七月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 兒科、圍產兒和兒童健康
  • 社會心理學
  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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