A study of the relationships between literacy levels and institutional behaviors of incarcerated male felons

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dc.contributor.advisor McElhinney, James H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Downing, Joseph G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:59Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1990 .D69 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175917
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to test the assumption that educational programs had a positive effect upon the institutional behaviors of incarcerated male felons. The sample was the total population of 1,667 offenders located at Indiana Reformatory during 1988. The data were fairly conclusive and supportive of the assumption, at least when offenders participated in a meaningful manner.Findings were based upon the data gathered through inspection of each offender's official institutional records. One-way and two-way analyses of variance and the Scheffe Procedure were used to analyze data. Standard statistical analysis was used to generate the general findings. The .05 level of significance was selected as the critical probability level for the acceptance or nonacceptance of the eight null hypotheses. Seven of the eight null hypotheses were rejected. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent vii, 101 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners -- Education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Literacy. en_US
dc.title A study of the relationships between literacy levels and institutional behaviors of incarcerated male felons en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/720401 en_US


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