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Unstructured youth recreation centre participation and antisocial behaviour development: Selection influences and the moderating role of antisocial peers.
Yale University.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (Center for Developmental Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7546-2275
Yale University.
2004 (English)In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, ISSN 0165-0254, E-ISSN 1464-0651, Vol. 28, no 6, p. 553-560Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study involves a two-year longitudinal investigation of adolescent participation in unstructured youth recreation centres and the development of antisocial behaviour. Participants were 1163 adolescents who represented 92% of all eighth-grade students in the town of Orebro, Sweden, during the fall of 1999. Antisocial young people and those with poor relations to parents or school were likely to become involved in the centres. After controlling for these selection influences, the frequency of youth centre participation was associated with a significant increase in antisocial behaviour over time for boys and girls. Youth centres that aggregated many antisocial peers together were particularly likely to promote the antisocial behaviour of new attendees. The findings are consistent with prior theory and research on youth development and out-of-school activities. Activities that lack structure and skill-building aims appear to attract high-risk adolescents and the resulting social environment is conducive to the development of antisocial behaviour.

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2004. Vol. 28, no 6, p. 553-560
Keywords [en]
Antisocial Behavior, Participation, Peer Relations, Psychosocial Development, Recreation
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6545DOI: 10.1080/01650250444000270OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-6545DiVA, id: diva2:214229
Available from: 2009-05-04 Created: 2009-05-04 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

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