ERIC Number: ED192224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Therapeutic Change to Recidivism of Juvenile Delinquents.
Lukin, Penny R.
The relationship to later parole outcome of therapeutic changes made by juvenile delinquents during residential treatment was explored. Subjects (N=823) were all those admitted to two California Youth Authority institutions for boys between August 1969 and March 1971. Change was measured by pretests and posttests with the 14 scales of the Jesness Behavior Checklist; recidivism was determined by a six-month follow-up of subjects. Results showed that recidivism status interacted with personality characteristics to produce an effect on change scores for several of the checklist scales. The Neurotic Acting-out and Immature Conformist nonrecidivists improved on several scales, while the Neurotic Anxious delinquents who did well on parole showed less improvement while institutionalized than those who later recidivated. Such data emphasize the importance of considering the differential responsiveness of various personality groups to treatment, and tend to support the development and refinement of differential treatment programs. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Jesness Behavior Checklist
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (26th, Washington, DC, March 26-29, 1980).