Background—Although many studies indicate that maternal smoking during pregnancy (SDP) is correlated with later offspring antisocial behavior (ASB), recent quasi-experimental studies suggest that background familial factors confound the association. The present study sought to test alternative etiological hypotheses using multiple indices of adolescent ASB, comparing differentially exposed siblings, and testing assumptions in the sibling-comparison design.
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Antisocial behavior, criminality, nicotine, pregnancy, smoking, National Longitudinal Survey, Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Externalizing Problems, Outcomes, Youth, Hypotheses, Design, Trajectories, Children, Nicotine
D'Onofrio, Brian M.; Van Hulle, Carol A.; Goodnight, Jackson A.; Rathouz, Paul J.; and Lahey, Benjamin B., "Is Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy a Causal Environmental Risk Factor for Adolescent Antisocial Behavior? Testing Etiological Theories and Assumptions" (2012). Psychology Faculty Publications. 1.