ERIC Number: ED041101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Rehabilitative Influences in California Youth Conservation Camps. Phase 2: Staff Policies and Ward Reactions.
Roberts, Chester F.
To define factors associated with administrative policy and staff orientation and to examine ward responses and reactions to these factors, data were gathered by several techniques from wards and staff in two selected study camps. Although wide variations in staff orientation and administrative policy characterized the camps, no significant differences were found for ward parole violation. There was a high correlation between ward in-camp attitudes and reactions and differences in staff orientation and administrative policy. Data from interviews with administrative personnel and non-administrative staff questionnaires revealed wide differences between camps with respect to camp treatment goals, patterns of staff/ward relations, rule and regulation enforcement, counseling and treatment practice, and attitudes toward job. Similarly, ward questionnaires revealed equally wide between-camp differences in attitudes toward camp staff and programs. Although between-camp differences are related to in-camp ward adjustment and attitude, there is no evidence that these differences influence postrelease rehabilitation. Phase 1 of the study is VT 011 192. (SB)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California Youth Conservation Camps