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Title: How Do Prisoners and Probationers Explain Their Predicament? An Attributional Analysis
Authors: Nair, E. 
Issue Date: 1994
Source: Nair, E. (1994). How Do Prisoners and Probationers Explain Their Predicament? An Attributional Analysis. Psychologia 37 (2) : 66-71. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A questionnaire measuring attribution of responsibility & self-esteem was administered to 176 male prisoners ages 20-34 & 123 juvenile probationers ages 15-19 in Singapore. Factor analyses yielded 4 factors in both samples. The prisoners stated external causes for their present status as well as for future change in status. Younger probationers were more concerned with a sense of low self-esteem & a lack of social skills. Results show a clear developmental difference in the causal explanations offered for their predicament. Implications of these results for different rehabilitative approaches for the 2 age groups are discussed.
Source Title: Psychologia
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132385
ISSN: 00332852
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