Measuring Delinquency, Goals, and Reputational Orientations in Young Persons

  • Annemaree Carroll
  • Stephen Houghton
  • Kevin Durkin
  • John A. Hattie
Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)

In the previous chapter, our Reputation-Enhancing Goals Modelwas presented along with research findings to show that many young persons become involved and maintain their involvement in delinquency to meet personal autonomy goals and to enhance their reputations with peers. The development of assessment instruments to assess self-regulatory functioning within juvenile delinquent populations has lagged far behind the development of general clinical assessment measures and risk/need assessments for predicting recidivism (Le Blanc, 2002; Motiuk, Motiuk, & Bonta, 1992). Furthermore, the development of comprehensive self-report measures with theoretical and empirical bases for effectively evaluating goal setting and reputational orientations in this population is almost nonexistent in the literature. Therefore, the development and validation of new instruments was necessary. Specifically, we adapted a Self-Report Delinquency Scale for use with our samples and developed an Importance of...


Delinquent Activity Structural Equation Modeling Approach Congruence Coefficient Physical Goal Nonconforming Item 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annemaree Carroll
    • 1
  • Stephen Houghton
    • 2
  • Kevin Durkin
    • 3
  • John A. Hattie
    • 4
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.University of Westem AustraliaAustralia
  3. 3.University of StrathclydeUK
  4. 4.University of AucklandNew Zealand

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