ERIC Number: ED050428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
A Study of the Effect upon the Self Concept of Delinquents When Interaction Takes Place with Mental Patients. Final Report.
Russo, J. Robert
The primary concern of this research was to examine the effect, on the self concept of delinquent male adolescents, of a relationship in which they perceive themselves as helpers to other human beings. A group of 20 delinquents were paired with patients at a mental hospital. A comparable control group was selected. All procedures and measurement instruments are described. Results indicate that the institutionalized delinquent youghs who were involved in the treatment condition developed a positive self concept when compared to the control group. No "spin off" effect was reflected in academic improvement. Though such a goal was not included, it was also found that patients involved with the delinquents improved more on pre-selected behaviors than did a control group of patients. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville. Div. of Education.