Personality and peer influence in juvenile corrections / Martin Gold and D. Wayne Osgood.

Gold, Martin, 1931- [Browse]
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992.
xvii, 230 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-224) and indexes.
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  • 1. The Problem
  • 2. Theoretical Background. The Institutional Counterculture. The Importation Theme: Prior Characteristics and Institutional Adjustment. The Functional Theme: The Institutional Experience and Adjustment to Incarceration. Peer Influence. Adjustment to the Open Community
  • 3. Research Design. Research Sites: The Institutions. W.J. Maxey Boys Training School. Adrian Training School. Starr Commonwealth Schools. Boysville. Program: Positive Peer Culture. Similarity in the Composition of Groups. Data Collection. Selecting and Training Interviewees. Selecting Focal Students and Obtaining Informed Consent. Interviewing Focal Students. Data Analysis
  • 4. Institutional Adjustment. Measuring Institutional Adjustment. Measuring Delinquent Attitudes and Behavior. Measuring Satisfaction with the Institution and Its Program. Personal Characteristics and Interim Adjustment. Data Analysis. Institutional Adjustment and Prior Delinquent Involvement. Institutional Adjustment and Prior Functioning at School. Institutional Adjustment and Relationships with Others. Institutional Adjustment and Personal Adjustment at Intake. Age at Intake and Institutional Adjustment. Summary of Institutional Adjustment and Prior Characteristics. Group Properties and Boys' Interim Adjustment. Group Norms and Institutional Adjustment. Group Climate and Institutional Adjustment. Factors Mediating the Influence of Group Norms. Perceptions of the Group. Attraction, Cohesiveness, and Group Influence. The Impact of Staff Properties on Group Norms and Institutional Adjustment. Measures of Staff Team Properties. Stability of Group and Staff Properties. The Relationship of Staff Team Properties to Group Properties. Staff Team Properties and Individual Institutional Adjustment. Adjustment at Release. The Relationship of Prior Personal Characteristics and Adjustment at Release. Relationship Between Interim and Release Adjustment. Group Properties, Staff Team Properties, and Adjustment at Release. Perceptions of the Institution and Adjustment at Release
  • 5. Adjustment to the Open Community. Data Collection. Measures. Adjustment. Reference Groups. Personality. Data Analysis and Findings. The Focal Students, Six Months After Release. The Relationship of Prior Personal Characteristics to Adjustment in the Community Six Months After Release. The Relationship of Adjustment at the Institution to Adjustment Six Months After Release. Experiences in the Community that Influenced Adjustment. Do Community Conditions Mediate the Impact of Institutional Effects?
  • 6. The Buoyant and the Beset. Stability. Findings. Differences in Background Characteristics. Effects of the Program on the Buoyant and the Beset. Effects of the Community on the Buoyant and the Beset
  • 7. Implications for Theory and Practice. Overview of Findings. Peer Influence. Personality. Effects of School. Implications for Theory. Corrections. Criminology. Personality Psychology. Social Psychology. Implications for Practice. Testing the Group Treatment Premise. Differential Youth Responses to Treatment. Delinquent Values as a Personality Feature. Family Work and Reference Groups. Successful Schooling and Rehabilitation. Final Thoughts. Implications for Research Design and Method.
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