The current investigation examined the psychometric properties of Grasmick et al.’s self-control measure and its relationship with deviance on large, representative adolescent samples (N = 8, 417) from Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the nited States. Important findings indicate that (1) the self-control measure is multidimensional; (2) the self-control measure is tenable for males, females, five different age groups (15-, 16-, 17-, 18-, and 19-year-olds), and adolescents from four different countries; (3) deviance as assessed by the Normative Deviance Scale (NDS) can be reliably measured in different countries; (4) self-control accounts for 10 to 16 percent of the total variance explained in different types of deviance and for 20 percent in total deviance; and (5) developmental processes involving self-control and deviance are largely invariant by national context. The investigation provides further support for the multidimensional self-control measure and its relationship with deviance independent of national context.
|Number of pages||41|
|Journal||Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology