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NCJ Number: 49936 Find in a Library
Title: PERFORMANCE OF MALE PRISONERS ON THE MARLOWE-CROWNE SOCIAL DESIRABILITY SCALE - DIFFERENCES AS A FUNCTION OF RACE AND CRIME
Journal: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY  Volume:23  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1967)  Pages:473-475
Author(s): G FISHER
Corporate Author: Clinical Psychology Publishing Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Clinical Psychology Publishing Co
Brandon, VT 05733
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE STUDY INVESTIGATED THE RELATION BETWEEN RACE, CRIMINAL OFFENSE, AGE, INTELLIGENCE, EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS, MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY AND MARLOWE-CROWNE SCORES FOR 782 INMATES.
Abstract: SUBJECTS INCLUDED BLACK, MEXICAN-AMERICAN, AND WHITE INMATES DRAWN FROM A POPULATION BEING PROCESSED FOR PRISON PLACEMENT AT THE CALIFORNIA RECEPTION-GUIDANCE CENTER. SOCIAL DESIRABILITY WAS MEASURED USING THE MARLOWE-CROWN SOCIAL DESIRABILITY (M-C) SCALE, AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TYPE OF CRIMINAL OFFENSE, RACE, INTELLIGENCE, EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL, AGE, AND M-C SCORES WAS CALCULATED. IN ADDITION CORRELATIONS BETWEEN 13 MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY (MMPI) SCALES WERE TESTED. AGE AND CRIMINAL OFFENSE WERE NOT CORRELATED AND INTELLIGENCE AND EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL WERE SIGNIFICANTLY NEGATIVELY CORRELATED WITH THE M-C. MEXICAN-AMERICAN AND BLACK SUBJECTS SCORED HIGHER THAN WHITE SUBJECTS ON THE M-C. THREE MMPI VALIDITY SCALES CORRELATED IN THE EXPECTED DIRECTION WITH THE M-C, AND ALTHOUGH 7 OF THE 10 CLINICAL SCALES HAD STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT CORRELATIONS, ALL OF THESE WERE OF LOW MAGNITUDE. CRIMINALS WERE FOUND TO BE MORE DEFENSIVE THAN NONCRIMINALS; BLACK AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CRIMINALS ARE APPARENTLY EQUALLY DEFENSIVE, AND MORE DEFENSIVE THAN WHITE CRIMINALS. A TABLE DEPICTS CORRELATIONS BETWEEN MMPI SCALES AND M-C, AND REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--DAG)
Index Term(s): Inmate attitudes; Inmates; Testing and measurement
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