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ERIC Number: EJ893376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Reasons for Faith-Based Correctional Program Participation: An Examination of Motive Types
Kwon, Okyun; Camp, Scott D.; Daggett, Dawn M.; Klein-Saffran, Jody
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v49 n6 p377-397 2010
Although faith-based correctional programming has become increasingly popular in recent years, offenders' motivation to participate and the impact on prison adjustment have received little attention. Analyzing interview data of 83 participants of the Federal Bureau of Prison's faith-based correctional program, this study explored the different types of motives for program participation and examined their associations with prison adjustment as measured by misconduct. The results from content analysis showed that the offenders whose motives were congruent with the general goals of the program were less likely to commit misconduct before and after their program enrollment. The Prochaska scale, which measures levels of change in general, did not differ greatly with these more specific motive types. This implies that offenders' program-specific motives could be meaningfully associated with their prison adjustment. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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