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Volume 24 Issue 4 (November 1985), Pages 225-304

The prediction of in‐programme failure among delinquent youths in a non‐residential community‐based programme (pages 301-302)

An attempt was made to delineate which set of delinquent youths' characteristics were best capable of predicting failure on a community‐based programme. A first (Exploration) phase generated a discriminant function comprising the items, Predominantly delinquent close friends, Perceives others as happier than self, Club membership and School truancy pattern. Validation significantly discriminated between failure and success groups, yielding a ‘ hit’ rate of 70 per cent.

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