Prisoners' Self-Help Packets for Positive Behavioral Change Page: 3
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Because intelligence could be a confounding variable in
the evaluation of bibliotherapy, this variable was controlled
for by rank ordering the subjects on the basis of their Beta
full-scale IQ scores and assigning them to treatment groups
so that each of the three groups in both the general prison popu-
lation and the segregation unit, for a total of six groups.
All subjects completed the Levenson Locus of Control
scale and the Personal Attribute Inventory. Each was
interviewed once a week to clarify any questions he might
have on the reading material and to make certain that
satisfactory progress was being made toward the completion
of the readings. At the end of the 4-week period, the
inventories were readministered to each subject. A 6-weeks
follow-up was conducted at which time the inventories were
once more completed.
A 2 X 3 X 3 analysis of variance with repeated measures
on one variable suggested, contrary to the proposed hypotheses,
that there were no differences between the three reading
packets. There was, however, a significant difference in
test administrations on the variables of self-concept and
internal locus of control. There was interaction between
treatment methods and groups on the Chance locus of control,
There were no significant differences on the dependent
measure of Powerful Others locus of control or between the
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Kohutek, Kenneth James. Prisoners' Self-Help Packets for Positive Behavioral Change, dissertation, December 1980; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332326/m1/3/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .