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  NCJ Number: NCJ 030171     Find in a Library
  Title: SELF-ESTEEM AND IMPUTATIONS - AN INTERACTIONIST PERSPECTIVE OF WORK-RELEASE
  Author(s): J P J DUSSICH
  Date Published: 1975
  Page Count: 265
  Annotation: A STUDY ON HOW THE SELF-ESTEEM OF OFFENDERS ASSIGNED TO WORK RELEASE PROGRAMS IS AFFECTED BY THE INTERACTIONS THEY HAVE WITH CORRECTIONAL COUNSELORS AND WORK SUPERVISORS.
  Abstract: THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED USING THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK CONSTRUCTED BY JOHN LOFLAND WHICH DEALS WITH THEDYNAMICS OF DEVIANCE AND OUTLINES THE WAY IMPUTATIONS ARE GIVEN TO ACTORS, HOW THEY RESPOND AND HOW EITHER DEVIANCY IS PERPETUATED OR NORMALCY RESULTS. TWO CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEYS OF INMATES ASSIGNED TO WORK-RELEASE PROGRAMS, STAFF COUNSELORS AND WORK SUPERVISORS IN FLORIDA WERE ADMINISTERED BY THE GRANTEE. SITES FOR THE STUDY WERE SELECTED TO SPAN THE BROADEST RANGE OF DIFFERENCE POSSIBLE. THE STUDY FOUND THAT IF COUNSELORS AND WORK SUPERVISORS MAKE POSITIVE IMPUTATIONS TOWARDS AN INMATE, THAT INMATE'S SELF-ESTEEM WILL BE HIGH, AND IF THE IMPUTATIONS ARE NEGATIVE, THEN THE SELF-ESTEEM WILL BE LOW. A CAUSAL LINK BETWEEN IMPUTATIONS AND SELF-ESTEEM WAS IMPLIED BUT NEVER EXPLICITY STATED. DEVIANT BEHAVIOR CORRELATED WITH LOW SELF-ESTEEM WHEREAS NORMALCY CORRELATED WITH HIGH SELF-ESTEEM. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
  Index Term(s): Counselors ; Inmate Programs ; Work release ; Inmates ; Interpersonal relations ; Self concept ; Correctional personnel ; Florida
  Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
  Grant Number: 74-N1-99-0027
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Thesis/Dissertation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY DISSERTATION
   
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