Adolescent Problem Behaviors: Delinquency, Aggression, and Drug Use

Adolescent Problem Behaviors: Delinquency, Aggression, and Drug Use
Ricardo M. Marte
May 2008

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-269-4 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  8.6 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches / vi, 260 pages

Price   $70.00


Marte tests a model of adolescent problem behaviors derived from Bronfenbrenner's (1979) model of human development and Jessor and Jessor's (1977) problem behavior theory. The structural model was tested among a sample of 1286 rural and urban 8th grade students, across five western states. Marte's results indicate that family conflict and parental monitoring partially mediated the influence of neighborhood risk on adolescents' participation in delinquency, drug use, and aggressive behaviors. In turn, adolescents' ability to control their anger mediated the influence of family conflict on their participation in problem behaviors.

About the Author

Ricardo M. Marte grew up in New York City and attended Stuyvesant H.S. After earning a degree in Sociology and Economics from Binghamton University, he taught at his alma mater, Booker T. Washington, J.H.S. 54. That experience sparked his interest in the study of adolescence which he pursued as a doctoral student at the University of Nevada.