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NCJ Number: 229785 Find in a Library
Title: Reconceptualizing Prison Adjustment: A Multidimensional Approach Exploring Female Offenders' Adjustment to Prison Life
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:90  Issue:1  Dated:March 2010  Pages:48-68
Author(s): Daryl R. Van Tongeren; Kelli J. Klebe
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 21
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a multidimensional approach, this study examined female offenders' adjustment to incarceration.
Abstract: Prison adjustment research has often relied on unidimensional measurement approaches. However, examining immediate adjustment to the prison environment without considering longer term reintegration back into society is theoretically and pragmatically limited. The purpose of this study was to broaden the definition of adjustment to prison, suggesting that it is a multidimensional construct. Furthermore, different types of adjusters were expected based on the multifaceted nature of the adjustment process. The identification of distinct adjuster types supports the conceptualization of adjustment as a multidimensional concept. Tables, figure, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Adjustment to prison
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Behavior typologies; Effects of imprisonment; Female offenders; Gender issues; Inmate attitudes; Prison conditions; Prisonization
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