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Análise Psicológica

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PECHORRO, Pedro et al. Delinquência juvenil no feminino: Um estudo comparativo de raparigas institucionalizadas. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2013, vol.31, n.3, pp.283-294. ISSN 0870-8231.

The objective of the present study was to analyze the role played by psychopathic traits, behavior problems, delinquent behaviors and self-esteem in female juvenile delinquency. With a total of 249 female participants, subdivided in forensic group (n=93) and school group (n=156), the results showed that youths from the forensic group scored higher on psychopathic traits, psychopathic taxon membership, conduct disorder, behavior problems and delinquent behaviors. No differences were found regarding self-esteem and social desirability. A binary logistic regression model confirmed the importance of psychopathic traits and psychopathy membership as predictor variables.

Keywords : Behavior problems; Delinquent behaviors; Female juvenile delinquency; Psychopathic traits; Self-esteem; Social desirability.

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