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ERIC Number: EJ874751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Communicative Implications for Female Adolescent Delinquents Who Experienced Maltreatment
Sanger, Dixie; Landon, Erin; Kvasnicka, Lindsey; Schaefer, Lauren; Belau, Don
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n4 p235-243 Oct 2007
This study explores findings of interviews from 26 adolescent female participants residing in a correctional facility and ranging in age from 15 to 18 years (M = 17.12). All had experienced maltreatment and difficulty learning in school. The purpose was to examine participants' use of emotional language through modeling communicative strategies and requesting responses from two open-ended questions about their positive and negative experiences in life. Participants expressed positive and negative emotional words modeled by researchers. Preliminary findings suggested educational and communicative relevance as leaders plan programs for girls. Implications suggested that caution be used to determine whether the maltreated students suffered from alexithymia. Suggestions were offered for educators in leadership positions serving as members on multidisciplinary teams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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