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ERIC Number: EJ816869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Using DISS-R to Compare the Dissonance Scores of Four Groups: Incarcerated Adults, High School, College and University Students
Thompson, Isabelle S.; Barnhart, Ryan G.; Chow, Peter
College Student Journal, v42 n1 p115-131 Mar 2008
In our day-to-day striving, dissonance litters obstacles along the path of personal development and these obstacles cause pain and hinder growth. An environment that is relatively free from dissonance should foster personal development and enhance growth. The Dissonance Test-Revised (DISS-R), a test derived from second force psychology, was administered to 820 incarcerated adults, high school, college and university students. The results indicated that the incarcerated scored significantly higher than the other three student groups in all of the eight part scores of the test. It is suggested that perhaps DISS-R could be used to identify problems associated with personal growth before they become manifest as something insurmountable. (Contains 2 figures, 1 footnote and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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