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  • Main Title The Prediction of Adjustment in Institutionalized Juvenile Offenders


  • Author: Murdock, Melissa E. (Melissa Erleene)
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Rogers, Richard, 1950-
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Sewell, Kenneth W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Burke, Angela J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Neal, David M.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 1997-08


  • English


  • Content Description: Predictors of institutional adjustment for juvenile offenders were examined using a sample of 120 males in a detention facility. While demographic information failed to differentiate between well and poorly adjusted juveniles, psychological measures appeared to be more effective. Several MMPI-A clinical scales were useful predictors with the overall elevation in clinical scales being one of the strongest predictors. In addition, the Psychopathy Checklist - Clinical Version (PCL-CV) was a strong predictor of adjustment. Major ethnic differences occurred in the prediction of adjustment, with the MMPI-A and PCL-CV scales predicting infraction rates for the African American group but not Anglo American or Hispanic American groups.
  • Physical Description: v, 125 leaves


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Juvenile delinquents -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Adjustment (Psychology)
  • Keyword: institutional adjustment
  • Keyword: juvenile offenders


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
  • Rights Holder: Murdock, Melissa E. (Melissa Erleene)

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Call Number: 379 N81d no.4544
  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002659309-murdock
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2054956
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc279119


  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Discipline: Clinical Psychology