Ineffective Parenting: A Precursor to Psychopathic Traits and Delinquency in Hispanic Females

Michael J. Vitacco, Craig S. Neumann, Vincent Ramos, Mary K. Roberts

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations


Research studies with antisocial children have posited that multiple etiologies, including ineffective parenting, can produce psychopathic traits. The current study evaluated 136 Hispanic females and found that poor parenting predicted psychopathology and poor behavioral controls. Effective clinical interventions with antisocial children should focus on improving quality of parenting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-303
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Hispanic females
  • Parenting
  • Psychopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

Cite this