Date of Award

1975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (69 p.)

Subjects

Prison psychology, Prisoners -- Oregon, Self-perception, Ego-ideal, Prisoners, Oregon

DOI

10.15760/etd.2286

Abstract

Two interrelated studies explored the self and ideal-self patterns, two important components of the total personality, of a male prison population using the Interpersonal Adjective Checklist (ICL). Both studies used the same prison subjects (n=38), who were divided equally between violent and non-violent offenders. Study I also used a normative sample (n=38) of male students. All subjects filled out two ICL forms, one with self and one with ideal-self instructions. Study I investigated the ICL patterns of the prisoners in terms of type of crime (violent vs. non-violent) and also compared the ICL scores of the prisoners (violent and non-violent) to the student group.

Study II investigated the relationship between length of imprisonment and the ICL self and ideal-self patterns of the prisoners. Correlations between length of time already served and each of the thirteen ICL scores were performed for both self and ideal instruction sets (with the effects of type of crime factored out).

Description

Joint theses submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Mater of Science in Psychology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15402

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