Emotional Psychological and Related Problems Among Truant Youths: An Exploratory Latent Class Analysis Article

Dembo, R, Briones-Robinson, R, Ungaro, RA et al. (2012). Emotional Psychological and Related Problems Among Truant Youths: An Exploratory Latent Class Analysis . 20(3), 157-168. 10.1177/1063426610396221

cited authors

  • Dembo, R; Briones-Robinson, R; Ungaro, RA; Gulledge, LM; Karas, LM; Winters, KC; Belenko, S; Greenbaum, PE

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abstract

  • Latent class analysis was conducted on the psychosocial problems experienced by truant youths. Data were obtained from baseline interviews completed on 131 youths and their parents/guardians involved in a NIDA-funded, Brief Intervention Project. Results identified two classes of youths: Class 1(n=9) - youths with low levels of delinquency, mental health and substance abuse issues; and Class 2(n=37) - youths with high levels of these problems. Comparison of these two classes on their urine analysis test results and parent/guardian reports of traumatic events found significant (p<.05) differences between them that were consistent with their problem group classification. Our results have important implications for research and practice. © Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2012.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012

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start page

  • 157

end page

  • 168

volume

  • 20

issue

  • 3