Ellen C. Herrenkohl, PhD, Roy C. Herrenkohl, PhD, and Brenda P. Egolf, MA, Center for Social Research, Lehigh University.
The Psychosocial Consequences of Living Environment Instability on Maltreated Children
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
2003 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 73, Issue 4, pages 367–380, October 2003
How to Cite
Herrenkohl, E. C., Herrenkohl, R. C. and Egolf, B. P. (2003), The Psychosocial Consequences of Living Environment Instability on Maltreated Children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 73: 367–380. doi: 10.1037/0002-94220.127.116.117
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Received February 25, 2002, Revision received September 9, 2002, Accepted September 12, 2002
The relationship between stability of living arrangements and adolescent deviance was examined for 212 adolescents in a longitudinal study of maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Transitions in caretakers and residences have a statistically significant relationship to 5 indicators of adolescent deviant behavior. While maltreatment in childhood poses a risk for later deviance in adolescence, the risk can be even greater for those who have experienced more transitions while growing up.