ERIC Number: ED514533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
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Learning to Change: Does Life Skills Training Lead to Reduced Incident Reports among Inmates in a Medium/Minimum Correctional Facility?
Hunte, Rose S.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
There have been numerous research on the effect of education on behavior as it relates to recidivism. However, the base of knowledge is lacking in research discussing the effect of education on the behavior of inmates in an Omaha correctional institution. This study hypothesized that inmates engaging in life skills training would demonstrate a reduction in institutional misconduct in comparison to inmates who chose not to attend life skills training. It addressed the problem of a lack of information and added to the limited base of knowledge in this area. This study was a quantitative pilot study, which used a causal-comparative ex post facto design to determine effects of life skills education on the misconduct reports received by inmates in a medium/minimum prison in Omaha, Nebraska. Results showed no significant relationship between the independent variable of life skills attendance and the dependent variable of misconduct reports. However, the results did reveal that other variables were more significant factors in the generation of misconduct reports. This study added to the base of knowledge on institutional behavior and demonstrated feasibility for future research on this subject. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Daily Living Skills, Correctional Education, Behavior Problems
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska