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ERIC Number: EJ1053982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0740-2708
Feeling Positive about HIV: Prison-Based Peer Educators and Self-Esteem
Collica-Cox, Kimberly
Journal of Correctional Education, v66 n1 p21-44 Jan 2015
Self-esteem is vital to a law-abiding lifestyle and serves to promote successful rehabilitative and reintegrative outcomes, particularly for female offenders often plagued by low levels of self-worth. Prison-based program administrators have the opportunity to achieve their intended programmatic goals while offenders are incarcerated, in addition to achieving unintended complementary effects, such as the enhancement of inmate self-esteem, which is essential for rehabilitative success. This study analyzed levels of self-esteem among 49 female prisoners that worked in two HIV prison-based peer programs (ACE and CARE) as peer educators during their incarceration. Overall, self-esteem among this group was quite high.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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