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- Created on: 11-06-18 12:25
Heaven (1996): a study into delinquency, extraversion, psychoticism and self-esteem
The researcher predicted that measures of psychoticism, extraversion and self-esteem would be significant predictors for self-reported delinquency.
Previous research was cross-sectional so Heaven wanted to carry out longitudinal research to see if psychoticism, extraversion and self-esteem at the start of the study (time 1) were significant predictors of self-reported delinquency two years later (time 2).
282 adolescents (146 female, 136 male) aged 13-15 years from two Catholic independent schools in Australia.
At time 1 and time 2, students were given:
A set of questions taken from Eysenck’s questionnaire to measure psychoticism and extraversion
A 10-item questionnaire to measure self-esteem
A questionnaire for…