Conduct Disorder and Neighborhood Effects

Posted: 15 Jun 2018

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Wesley Jennings

University of Florida

Nicholas M. Perez

California State University, Long Beach - School of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Emergency Management; California State University, Long Beach - School of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Emergency Management

Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez

University of Texas at Dallas - Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

Date Written: May 2018

Abstract

There has been a considerable amount of scholarly attention to the relationship between neighborhood effects and conduct disorder, particularly in recent years. Having said this, it has been nearly two decades since a comprehensive synthesis of this literature has been conducted. Relying on a detailed and comprehensive search strategy and inclusion criteria, this article offers a systematic and interdisciplinary review of 47 empirical studies that have examined neighborhood effects and conduct disorder. Described results suggest that there are generally robust linkages between adverse neighborhood factors and conduct disorder and externalizing behavior problems, as 67 of the 93 (72.04%) effect sizes derived from these studies yielded statistically significant neighborhood effects. The review also identifies salient mediating and moderating influences. It discusses study limitations and directions for future research as well.

Suggested Citation

Jennings, Wesley and Perez, Nicholas M. and Reingle Gonzalez, Jennifer M., Conduct Disorder and Neighborhood Effects (May 2018). Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 14, pp. 317-341, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3195844 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-050817-084911

Wesley Jennings (Contact Author)

University of Florida ( email )

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Gainesville, FL 32610-0496
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Nicholas M. Perez

California State University, Long Beach - School of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Emergency Management ( email )

1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
United States

California State University, Long Beach - School of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Emergency Management ( email )

1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
United States

Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez

University of Texas at Dallas - Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences ( email )

800 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
United States

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