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The relationship between criminal conviction and interrogative suggestibility among delinquent boys.
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PMID:  6725718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigates the relationship between interrogative suggestibility, as measured by the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS), and number of previous convictions among 35 delinquent boys. The GSS measures two independent aspects of suggestibility. First, the extent to which subjects give in to suggestive questions. Second, the extent to which subjects give in to interpersonal pressure given in the form of critical feedback about test performance. The number of convictions were found to correlate negatively with the latter aspect of interrogative suggestibility, but not significantly with the former.
G H Gudjonsson; K K Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of adolescence     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0140-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-25     Completed Date:  1984-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808986     Medline TA:  J Adolesc     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Criminal Law*
Interpersonal Relations
Juvenile Delinquency / legislation & jurisprudence*,  psychology
Psychological Tests
Social Environment

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