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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: PersonalContributor 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 TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 1997-08
- 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 DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: 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)
- Thesis or Dissertation
- 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