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Intelligence of Dropout Delinquents

Some research has shown a lower level in overall intelligence of dropout delinquents living at home when compared to non-delinquent adolescents living at home. List and explain some of the causes of these overall intelligence differences.

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1. Some research has shown a lower level in overall intelligence of dropout delinquents living at home when compared to non-delinquent adolescents living at home. List and explain some of the causes of these overall intelligence differences.

Romi and Marom (2007), in the study "Differences in intelligence between nondelinquent and dropout delinquent adolescence," found differences in intelligence between nondeliquent (living in residences and living at home) and dropout delinquent adolescence living at home. They attributed these differences to a number of variables, such as reading disabilities, race, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and even types of crimes committed, which play an important role in these intelligent difference. The findings also indicate that there were more differences among the three research groups on the Verbal subtests than on the Performance subtests. Specifically, there was no significant differences between the groups on Picture Completion, Picture Arrangement, and Maze. Therefore verbal ability is implicated, which could be due to reading disabilities, for example, or race, as some races discourage verbal expression amongst children and adolescents.

These types of studies (Romi & Marom, 2007, and others), find factors that these group (nondeliquent vs. delinquent adolescents) differ ...

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Looks at the research suggesting that a lower level in overall intelligence of dropout delinquents living at home when compared to non-delinquent adolescents living at home. References re provided.

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