Predicitive [sic] validity of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version in a juvenile offender population

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dc.contributor.advisor Woodward, Lucinda E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Lesli R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:04Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2006 .J64 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188163
dc.description.abstract Although the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument – Second Version (MAYSI-2) has been widely accepted as a short mental health screener in the juvenile justice system, its utility in predicting juvenile recidivism has not yet been explored. This study comprised of 424 subjects who have been detained at Allen County Juvenile Justice Center (ACJC) for criminal charges. Participant's MAYSI-2 total scores without the Alcohol/Drug Use subscale and Alcohol/Drug Use subscale scores were used to assess their utility in predicting juvenile recidivism. A correlational analysis using urinalysis results and Alcohol/Drug Use subscale scores suggested Alcohol/Drug Use subscale is an efficacious measure for assessing substance use among juvenile offenders. A multiple hierarchical regression and ROC analyses were conducted. Findings indicated that the MAYSI-2 total score and Alcohol/Drug Use subscale scores were not adequate predictors of recidivism. However, in exploratory analysis the Anger-Irritability subscale was found to be a significant predictor of juvenile recidivism.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent iv, 51 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents -- Psychological testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recidivism. en_US
dc.title Predicitive [sic] validity of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version in a juvenile offender population en_US
dc.title.alternative Predictive validity of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version in a juvenile offender population en_US
dc.title.alternative Predicitive validity of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version in a juvenile offender population en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1337198 en_US


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