Evidence of negligible parenting influences on self-control, delinquent peers, and delinquency in a sample of twins

John Wright, Kevin Beaver, Matt Delisi, Michael George Vaughn

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Abstract

Behavioral genetic findings continue to call into question the dominant role of parental influence. Utilizing a sample of twins from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we assess the association between parenting behaviors and child self-control, delinquent peer formation, and delinquency. Our results indicate that genetic influences and non-shared environmental influences account for variation in these outcomes. We discuss these findings as they relate to theorizing about the role and function of parenting in the etiology of unique traits and behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-569
Number of pages26
JournalJustice Quarterly
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1

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National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
Behavioral Genetics
self-control
Child Behavior
delinquency
Health
etiology
health
evidence
longitudinal study
adolescent
Self-Control

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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