Portland State University, Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (69 p.)
Prison psychology, Prisoners -- Oregon, Self-perception, Ego-ideal, Prisoners, Oregon
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).
Berman, Alison Prince and Kushmuk, James W., "Self and Ideal-Self Concepts in a Prison Population: (1) Self and Ideal-Self Patterns of Violent and Non-Violent Offenders, (2) Self and Ideal-Self Concepts in Relation to Time Served Within a Prison" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2289.