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NCJ Number: 83657 Find in a Library
Title: I-E Scores of Drug-Abusing Offenders - The Influence of Social Desirability
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:9  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1982)  Pages:177-183
Author(s): K J McBride
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 7
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Differential findings exist in the relationship between locus of control and drug abuse. One factor which may explain these is the demand cues inherent in the test settings. The results of this research with incarcerated offenders indicate that test instructions aimed at heightening social desirability artificially inflate I-E scorce.
Abstract: In prison settings where clinicians are charged with obtaining accurate psychological data to plan treatment efforts, the effects of social desirability must be recognized. No significant difference in locus of control between drug abusers and nonabusers was found. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Inmates; Medical evaluation; Psychological evaluation; Treatment
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