Adolescence: an anthropological inquiry

The Free Press New York Published In Pages: 262
By Schlegel, Alice, Barry III, Herbert


Greater incidence of antisocial behavior in adolescents than in adults will be predicted by certain socialization practices (148).


Greater antisocial behavior in boys was significantly associated with training by childhood involvement in ceremonies ( r = 0.27), childhood training by gift-giving (r = 0.29), and inculcation of obedience (r = 0.27). No antecedent socialization variables predicted greater antisocial behavior in adolescent girls than women.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Pearson's chi-squarePartially supportedp < 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN