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NCJ Number: 92316 Find in a Library
Title: Personality Types and Recidivism Amoung Barstal Trainees
Journal: Personality and Individual Differences  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(1983)  Pages:165-170
Author(s): B J McGurk; A W McEwan; R E McGurk
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 6
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A cluster analysis of the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire, Hostility and Direction of Hostility Questionnaire, and Psychological Screening Inventory scores from 181 juvenile delinquents at Deerbolt Borstal, England, revealed four personality types.
Abstract: These personality types were labeled Withdrawn, Normal, Disturbed, and Truculent. A 3-year reconviction followup showed that the groups differed in terms of recidivism. A total of 64 percent of the Withdrawn group were reconvicted, while 87 percent of the Normal, 79 percent of the Disturbed, and 76 percent of the Truculent group were reconvicted. The Withdrawn group differed significantly from the other groups in terms of recidivism. The results are discussed with reference to similar results obtained in a previously reported study in a detention center. Tables and 18 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Borstal; England; Personality assessment; Recidivism
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