Codevelopment of delinquency, alcohol use, and aggression toward peers and dates
Multitrajectory patterns and predictors
McNaughton Reyes, H. L., Foshee, V. A., Gottfredson, N. C., Ennett, S. T., & Chen, M. S. (2020). Codevelopment of delinquency, alcohol use, and aggression toward peers and dates: Multitrajectory patterns and predictors. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(4), 1025-1038. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12577
We aimed to characterize developmental patterns of involvement in alcohol use, delinquency, and interpersonal aggression in a normative sample of adolescents by applying multitrajectory group-based modeling. Using seven waves of data from a cohort sequential study spanning the 6th to 12th grades (n = 2,825; 50% girls), we identified four distinct trajectory groups: low risk (33%), declining peer aggressors (44%), peer and dating aggressors (13%), and multidomain high risk (10%). Across all comparisons, girls were more likely than boys to be members of the peer and dating aggressor group and less likely to be members of the multidomain high-risk group. Moreover, individual (self-control, negative emotionality), family (family violence, parental monitoring), and peer (substance use norms) distinguished class membership.