ERIC Number: ED039494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
The Effects of Facilitation Training Provided Correctional Officers Stationed at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.
Megathlin, William Latimer
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of 80 hours of facilitation training on the communication of empathy, respect, and genuineness; the dimension of authoritarianism; the interpersonal areas of inclusion, control, and affection; attitude ratings; and the personality factors of anxiety, alert poise, extraversion, and independence of a random sample of federal correctional officers. The rating scales of empathy, respect, and genuineness; the California F Scale; the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation--Behavior; the Semantic Differential; and the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire were used as instruments for data collection. The investigation included four phases: the pre-evaluation stage, stage one of training, stage two of training, and post evaluation. Two groups, an experimental and control group, were randomly drawn from volunteering correctional officers at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. The tests disclosed that there were significant differences between the two groups regarding authoritarianism and the communication of empathy and genuineness; but in the interpersonal areas--inclusion, control, affection, attitude ratings, factors of anxiety, extraversion, alert poise, and independence--differences were not significant. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Anxiety, Authoritarianism, Communication (Thought Transfer), Correctional Institutions, Data Collection, Doctoral Dissertations, Empathy, Interpersonal Relationship, Rating Scales, Research, Sampling, Semantic Differential, Training, Volunteers
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire