Locus of control in prisons
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Locus of control in prisons a comparison of sex offenders and violent offenders by Jacqueline Ann Hawkins

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Thesis (M.Sc.) - University of Surrey, 1997.

StatementJacqueline A Hawkins.
ContributionsUniversity of Surrey. Department od Psychology.
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Open LibraryOL17308657M

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  Prisoners who maintain an internal locus of control adjust more effectively in prison and after release. A program to increase internal locus of control by improving problem-solving skills was evaluated using a pre/posttest experimental design with a three-month by: The report of initial measurement studies conducted on the Prison Locus of Control Scale concluded with suggestions for altering the format and content to improve the psychometric properties of the scale. This paper is a report of structural. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Inmates (N = ) serving sentences in a large, state prison responded to three locus of control scales designed to measure separately expectancies of internality, of control by powerful others, and of control by chance forces. It was reasoned that if the separation of control into these three orientations is meaningful, then changes in.

The James Internal-External Locus of Control Scale is one of the first devised measures of Locus of Control. James was a student of Julian Rotter, whose social learning theory influenced the development of Locus of Control as a construct. Unlike the Rotter Locus of Control scale in which participants are forced to choose between two. These perceptions have been investigated in relation to the prison type and locus of control of the prisoners. In line with the hypothesis, locus of control was found to have a statistically significant effect on prisoners’ perceptions with prisoners having an internal locus of control . Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (French: Surveiller et punir: Naissance de la prison) is a book by the French philosopher Michel is an analysis of the social and theoretical mechanisms behind the changes that occurred in Western penal systems during the modern age based on historical documents from France. Foucault argues that prison did not become the. External locus of control has been identified as problematic among prison inmates across a number of dimensions, related both directly to substance abuse as well as to more general adjustment. Graduates of a nine month residential, cognitive substance abuse treatment program, housed within a Federal prison, were compared with a waiting-list control group for changes in locus of control.

Locus of Control. Do you feel like you have control over your life? This is an interesting question, and it is one which gets more and more complicated the longer you think about it. This question has a lot to do with the principle called Locus of Control, which was developed by Julian Rotter many decades ago.   The benefits of this were specified in a research study that looked at the potential health effects of the locus of control trait. Researchers found that of more than 7, British adults followed. Generally speaking, prisoners with a high internal locus of control fare better overall compared to individuals with external orientations, both during prison and after release (Goodstein and. Multidimensional Locus of Control in Prison Inmates 1. Hanna Levenson. Texas A&M University. Requests for reprints should be sent to Hanna Levenson, Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas