ERIC Number: EJ905751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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Reference Count: 59
Social Support and Sense of Program Belonging Discriminate between Youth-Staff Relationship Types in Juvenile Correction Settings
Marsh, Shawn C.; Evans, William P.; Williams, Michael J.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v39 n6 p481-494 Dec 2010
This study explored the association between personal and social characteristics of incarcerated juvenile offenders and youth-staff relationship types. Employing the three relationship categories identified in a typology by Marsh and Evans (2009), multinomial logistic regression indicated that youth reporting higher levels of social support and sense of program belonging were least likely to belong to the relationship category associated with expressed dissatisfaction about problem solving and more negative forecasts. Results highlight the importance of socio-environmental factors in developing and administering productive youth correction programs.
Descriptors: Delinquency, Social Characteristics, Social Support Groups, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Institutionalized Persons, Classification, Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness, Youth, Social Environment
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