Wederzijde beïnvloeding van ouderlijke controle en het criminele gedrag van jongeren.
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This study examined the direction of effects between adolescents’ perceptions of parental behavioral and psychological control and adolescents’ self-reported criminal behaviors. Possible age and sex differences were examined too. The study focused on 1254 Dutch adolescents with a mean age of 16 years (middle adolescents cohort 13-16 year, n = 875, 69.2%; late adolescents cohort 17-23 year, n = 379, 30.8%) from the general population. The population of this study consists of 604 boys and 650 girls. Longitudinal data had been used for this study. The current study demonstrated that both kinds of parental control doesn’t influences the criminal behaviors of adolescents. Contrary criminal behaviors predicts less behavioral control by parents. With regard to age and sex differences there are different results. The effect of sex and age is negatively related to the criminal behaviors of adolescents. Age is also negatively related to parental behavioral control. Contrary there is a positive interaction effect of age and sex differences on the criminal behaviors of adolescents.