ERIC Number: ED112988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Community College Inmate Student Assessment Personality and Educational Activity Project Report.
Jacobs, William J.; Dana, Alvin H.
The California Psychological Inventory was administered to 175 Union Correctional Institution inmates enrolled in the college level program offered by Lake City Community College (Florida). Useable data pertaining to personality characteristics, self-image, values, and general expectations were obtained from 151 inmates who were eligible for the program. In addition, a questionnaire was designed and administered to obtain data pertaining to the inmates' personal, educational, and incarceration histories and their personal goals. The psychological profile indicates a need to enhance the inmates' concepts and understanding in the areas of responsibility, tolerance, socialization, self-concept, and personal well-being. Curriculum development in these areas is recommended. Interest in courses as indicated by the inmates suggests curriculum expansions in English, drama, speech, and human relations. An exceptionally high level of interest in the business area suggests a need for increased course offerings in this field as well. A review of the literature is included, the questionnaire is appended, and data is organized into table form. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Psychological Inventory