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ERIC Number: EJ695945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Coping Strategies in Young Male Prisoners
Mohino, Susana; Kirchner, Teresa; Forns, Maria
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v33 n1 p41 Feb 2004
The general aim of this study is to analyze diverse aspects relating to the use of coping strategies among prison inmates. The specific objectives are (a) to analyze which type of coping strategies predominate among prisoners, considering both the focus and the method; (b) to relate the use of coping strategies with variables related to the prison environment: time spent in prison, previous convictions (first-time vs. repeat offenders) and custodial status (remand vs. convicted inmates); (c) to relate the coping strategies with the appraisal of the stressing situation previously described by the prisoners; and (d) to relate the cognitive level to the strategies used. The sample is composed of 107 males between 18 and 25 years of age in the Centre Penitenciari de Joves de Barcelona (Spain). The coping strategies were analyzed by means of the Coping Responses Inventory Adult Form (CRI-Adult; Moos, R.H. (1993). Coping Responses Inventory. CRI-Adult Form. Manual. Psychological Assessment, Resources, Inc., Odessa, FL.). The data indicate that the predominant strategies are those of cognitive approach. Likewise, it was found that there was a certain relationship between the appraisal of the problem described and the strategies used. The variables "time spent in prison" and "previous convictions" influenced the use of specific coping strategies. No connection between coping strategies and the intellectual level was found.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Barcelona)