All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

More Alike than Different? Assortative Mating and Antisocial Behavior in Adulthood.
Unformatted Document Text:  MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT? ASSORTATIVE MATING AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN ADULTHOOD Brian B. Boutwell Kevin M. Beaver Abstract An impressive line of research has demonstrated that individuals tend to select their mates based on a number of shared characteristics—a phenomenon known as assortative mating. For example, age, race, socio-economic status, level of education, and personality traits have all be shown to be highly similar between mates. Additional evidence is surfacing suggesting that a number of antisocial traits, such as psychopathology, impulsivity, and negative affectivity, are also strongly correlated between mates. Although there is some research examining assortative mating in other disciplines, there is a paucity of criminological research directly examining this issue. We address this gap in the literature by analyzing a national sample of mothers and fathers drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort data. Our results are in line with previous research showing similarity between mates on antisocial behaviors. The ways in which assortative mating can be integrated into mainstream criminological theories are discussed.

Authors: Boutwell, Brian. and Beaver, Kevin.
first   previous   Page 1 of 1   next   last



background image
MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT? 
ASSORTATIVE MATING AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN ADULTHOOD
Brian B. Boutwell
Kevin M. Beaver
Abstract
An impressive line of research has demonstrated that individuals tend to select their mates based 
on a number of shared characteristics—a phenomenon known as assortative mating.  For 
example, age, race, socio-economic status, level of education, and personality traits have all be 
shown to be highly similar between mates.  Additional evidence is surfacing suggesting that a 
number of antisocial traits, such as psychopathology, impulsivity, and negative affectivity, are 
also strongly correlated between mates.  Although there is some research examining assortative 
mating in other disciplines, there is a paucity of criminological research directly examining this 
issue.  We address this gap in the literature by analyzing a national sample of mothers and fathers 
drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort data.   Our results are in line 
with previous research showing similarity between mates on antisocial behaviors.  The ways in 
which assortative mating can be integrated into mainstream criminological theories are 
discussed.  


Convention
All Academic Convention can solve the abstract management needs for any association's annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 1 of 1   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.