A descriptive study of interpersonal behavior of inmates confined to a detention center

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dc.contributor.advisor Nitcavic, Richard G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dodd, Margaret A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:56Z
dc.date.created 1988 en_US
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1988 .D63 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183706
dc.description.abstract The Indiana institutions are bursting at the seams. It has become necessary for local communities to keep nonviolent offenders in county jails or place them on probation. Correctional caseworkers are responsible for providing counseling to a significant number of juvenile and adult offenders; therefore, it is necessary that counselors in the criminal justice system examine any significant interpersonal behavior patterns of offenders.The purpose of the research was to identify the unique interpersonal needs behavior pattern of inmates incarcerated in an adult detention center and the ways in which these needs change from the point of initial incarceration. The ways in which the interpersonal needs of inmates deviate from and are similar to those of the general population also were identified. William C. Schutz's Fundamental Interpersonal Relations orientation--Behavior, was the testing instrument used for pre and post-testing of inmates.Chapter One justifies the study and previews the need for a study of this nature. Chapter Two is a review of existing literature which explores both advocates and detractors of Schutz's FIRO-B theory. Chapter Three discusses the method, subjects, testing site, testing procedures and testing instrument used in this research. Chapter Four incorporates results of the tests and discusses the inmate profiles developed through this research. Chapter Five summarizes the research, discusses possible Programs to be utilized by criminal justice practitioners, and makes recommendations for future research and application of FIRO-B.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Speech Communication
dc.format.extent ii, 75 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Inmates of institutions -- Counseling of. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prisons -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.title A descriptive study of interpersonal behavior of inmates confined to a detention center en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/539807 en_US


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