Predicting antisocial behavior in youngsters displaying poor academic achievement: a review of risk factors

J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1995 Aug;16(4):271-6.


School failure tends to be associated with other negative behaviors, and delinquency in particular has been found to be a common co-occurring difficulty. Factors thought to contribute to the co-occurrence of school failure and delinquency are discussed with the goal of helping clinicians identify among youngsters failing at school those most likely to develop antisocial behavior. The factors addressed include temperament, intelligence, school attitude, peer influence, and parenting practices. The implications of these risk factors for early assessment and treatment are then examined.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achievement*
  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology
  • Child
  • Child Behavior Disorders / etiology
  • Child Behavior Disorders / psychology
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Humans
  • Juvenile Delinquency*
  • Learning Disabilities / complications
  • Parenting
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Schools
  • Students
  • Temperament