Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (44 p.)
Personality change, Identification (Psychology), Female juvenile delinquents
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a significant exposure (six months) to a State School environment on selected personality traits and identity factors of adolescent girls. A second objective was to ascertain whether greater change takes place early in the period of residency (three months) or in a later stage. A third aim was to determine whether there is a significant difference in the degree of change between girls showing fewer pathological signs and healthier identity than those who show a greater number of such signs and a stronger delinquent identification.
Thompson, Mary L., "Changes in Personality Traits and Identification in Adolescent Female State School Residents, as a Function of Length of Residence" (1973). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1756.