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Title: Change in Adolescent Boys at Teen Ranch: A Five-Year Study
Journal: Adolescence  Volume:25  Issue:99  Dated:(Fall 1990)  Pages:509-516
Author(s): D A Lorandos
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: One hundred twenty psychological test protocols were selected to evaluate change in adolescent boys referred to the "Teen Ranch", a residential treatment center for juvenile delinquents in Michigan. The test-retest batteries were offered to boys in their first and thirteenth month of treatment; the sample consisted of boys age 11 to 17 years with an average stay of 13 months, mostly referred from the State juvenile court system.
Abstract: A comparison of 27 variables between the two tests revealed expected and some unexpected results. Eight of the 14 intellectual or academic scores increased significantly, although reading recognition decreased. The results of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory indicated a dramatic decrease in pathological processes, particularly depression, and an increase in masculinity-femininity which suggests an enhanced ability to be expressive. 2 tables and 27 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers; Pretest-posttest evaluation
Index Term(s): Michigan; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
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