Defense Date

7-27-2006

Graduation Date

2006

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

School Psychology

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Tammy L. Hughes

Committee Member

Jeffrey A. Miller

Committee Member

Rolf Loeber

Keywords

academic underachievement, achievement motivation, ADHD, delinquency, parent involvement, school bonding

Abstract

This study utilized a longitudinal sample of 503 boys to investigate the developmental sequencing of delinquency, AU, and ADHD, as they unfold over time. Age of onset analysis, followed by a within subjects analysis, was conducted. Common risk factors among delinquency, AU, and ADHD, including parent involvement, school bonding, and achievement motivation, were investigated utilizing the odds ratio and logistic regression. Median age of onset analysis uncovered the pathway of ADHD → AU → delinquency. Sequences of the pathway were also uncovered, and were found to occur at rates greater than chance. Lastly, the direction of the pathway was confirmed. Among the three risk factors, significant predictors of delinquency and AU were discovered. Implications of the pathway and significant risk factors are discussed.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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