Enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals: does the ego triad show predictive validity?

Escrito por Nuria Querol i Viñas.

However, juveniles who were identified as being cruel to animals were more likely than those who were not cruel to animals to engage in recidivistic firesetting behaviors.
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Enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals: does the ego triad show predictive validity?

Slavkin ML.

Department of Teacher Education, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville 47712, USA. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

The hypothesis tested in this study was that the presence of enuresis and cruelty to animals in juvenile firesetters would be significantly related to recidivistic firesetting. This hypothesis was related to Yarnell's belief in an ego triad among juvenile firesetters, which linked the occurrence of enuresis, cruelty to animals and others, and firesetting. No relationship was found between groups for firesetting recidivism and enuresis. However, juveniles who were identified as being cruel to animals were more likely than those who were not cruel to animals to engage in recidivistic firesetting behaviors.

PMID: 11817628 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]