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NCJ Number: 222099 Find in a Library
Title: Self-Appraisal Questionnaire: A Self-Report Measure for Predicting Recidivism Versus Clinician-Administered Measures: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:18  Issue:7  Dated:July 2003  Pages:781-797
Author(s): Wagdy Loza; Katherine Green
Date Published: July 2003
Page Count: 17
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effectiveness of the Self Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ), a self-reported manager for predicting release outcome.
Abstract: In this study, the SAQ was compared with four widely used and well-established risk/need protection measures (GSIR, LSI-R, PCL-R, and VRAG) over a 5-year period. The results indicate that the SAQ as a self-report measure is at least as effective in predicting postrelease outcome as other measures. The correlations between the five measures and violent and general recidivism indicate that the SAQ had the highest or second-highest correlation among the five measures with both violent and general recidivism. The SAQ also had the highest or second-highest CL effect size indicator among the five measures. When averaging the effect size indicators for each actuarial measure across the violent and general recidivism criteria, the SAQ and the GSIR had equal effect sizes, but both had higher effect sizes than the other measures. The SAQ had the second highest AUC among the five measures. Survival analysis results indicated that the GSIR and the SAQ were slightly better than the other measures. On both the VERAG and LSI-R, the medium risk group failed with more frequency and sooner than the high risk group. The SAQ was administered along with 4 similar, but clinician-administered, measures to 91 federally sentenced Canadian male offenders prior to their release to the community. Followup data were collected for a 60-month period. Tables, figures, references
Main Term(s): Canada; Male offenders; Recidivism prediction
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Incarceration; Individual behavior; Problem behavior; Questionnaires
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