ERIC Number: ED165080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Role-Taking Deficits in Institutionalized Juvenile Delinquents.
Little, Verda L.
The relationship between self-control and role-taking deficits as exhibited by 37 female institutionalized juvenile delinquents was assessed by Chandler's measure of social egocentrism. Subjects, matched on the basis of their scores on the Matching Familiar Figures (MFF) Test, were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups. The treatment groups made up skits, viewed their productions on videotape, and replayed the skits until each member had played each part. The control groups created videotaped documentaries about the institution, but did not participate as actors in the productions to avoid practice in role-taking. As predicted, a large proportion of the subjects (73%) exhibited role-taking deficits; however, there was no significant correlation between role-taking errors and latency scores on the MFF Test. Results suggest either that there is no systematic relationship between role-taking and self-control, or that the self-control measures used in this research were inadequate. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Matching Familiar Figures Test (Kagan)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association (24th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15-18, 1978)