The protective effects of neighborhood collective efficacy on British children growing up in deprivation: A developmental analysis
Odgers, Candice L.
Moffitt, Terrie E.
Matthews, Charlotte L.
MetadataShow full item record
CitationOdgers, Candice L., Terrie E. Moffitt, Laura M. Tach, Robert J. Sampson, Alan Taylor, Charlotte L. Matthews, and Avshalom Caspi. 2009. the protective effects of neighborhood collective efficacy on British children growing up in deprivation: A developmental analysis. Developmental Psychology 45, no. 4: 942–957. doi:10.1037/a0016162.
AbstractThis article reports on the influence of neighborhood-level deprivation and collective efficacy on children’s antisocial behavior between the ages of 5 and 10 years. Latent growth curve modeling was
applied to characterize the developmental course of antisocial behavior among children in the E-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study, an epidemiological cohort of 2,232 children. Children in deprived versus
affluent neighborhoods had higher levels of antisocial behavior at school entry (24.1 vs. 20.5, p .001) and a slower rate of decline from involvement in antisocial behavior between the ages of 5 and 10 (0.54 vs. 0.78, p .01). Neighborhood collective efficacy was negatively associated with levels of antisocial behavior at school entry (r .10, p .01) but only in deprived neighborhoods; this relationship held after controlling for neighborhood problems and family-level factors. Collective efficacy did not predict the rate of change in antisocial behavior between the ages of 5 and 10. Findings suggest that neighborhood collective efficacy may have a protective effect on children living in deprived contexts.
Citable link to this pagehttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33010413
- FAS Scholarly Articles