Title

Characteristics of institutionalized delinquents in conflict about their release

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

4-1-1975

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adolescent; Child Behavior Disorders; *Child, Institutionalized; *Conflict (Psychology); Humans; *Jurisprudence; *Juvenile Delinquency; Male; Motivation; United States

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Results suggest that among male delinquents about to be released from an institution, Ss scoring high on an index of conflict about release (i.e., having a less definite preference for home vs institution) may exhibit increased misbehavior which postpones release and thereby temporarily reduces the conflict. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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Citation: J Consult Clin Psychol. 1975 Apr;43(2):267.

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PubMed ID

1120838