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ERIC Number: ED519231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 109
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-6264-5
Factors Contributing to Self Control for Incarcerated Youth
Winquist, Trancita
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
This study was conducted to examine characteristics contributing to high self control for incarcerated youth. Subjects include fifty youth (8 females and 42 males) ages 14 through 18 incarcerated for at least 60 days. Data on subjects' responses from a validated measure (Grasmick et. al. Scale, 1993) and data from historical records, STAR reading and facility level movement at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF), were closely analyzed to provide accurate findings. The researcher used descriptive, correlational, and secondary data analysis to conduct this non-experimental quantitative study. Measurement models of comparison (through the use of "t"-tests) and correlational analysis (through the use of Spearman's Rho) to examine youth self control and the relationship to level movement and academic accomplishment by incarcerated youth at HYCF was implemented. The quantitative design is aligned to research on self-regulation (Bandura, 1989), specifically self control, and the outcome measures were aligned to determine the impact self control of youth had on youth success within HYCF. All data included in this study was collected within one semester (from September 1, 2009 through December 1, 2009) and was used to answer both research questions of this study. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii