Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (89 p.)
Counseling, Group counseling, Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation
A three month project was designed to study the effects of individual counseling combined with group process techniques upon the behavior of children in a short term detentional facility. The length of stay was also a primary variable. In the study of this behavior.
The behavior of 282 males, 14 to 17 years of age, whom had been to the juvenile detention facility in Portland, Oregon, was analyzed via three separate instruments. The Behavior Activity Inventory was utilized to obtain daily observations concerning four separate areas of interest. An attitudinal rating scale was devised to obtain the staff’s assessment as to the effects of the study. A questionnaire was utilized in evaluating the children’s opinions regarding the study.
Struble, Robert Arthur, "An Analysis of the Effects of Individual Counseling and Group Process Techniques Upon the Behavior of Children in a Juvenile Detention Facility" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2240.