The relationship between intrafamily violence and self-concept

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Lawrence L. Galant (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: This study was designed to investigate the relationship between self-concept and intrafamily violence. It was expected that persons who were incarcerated for violent crimes against family members would have lower self-concepts when compared to both persons who were incarcerated for nonfamily crimes and a nonincarcerated population. This expectation was based upon Kaplan's (1972) prediction that negative selfattitudes directly influenced by self-concept significantly increase the probability that deviant patterns of behavior will be adopted. The data for the measurement of self-concept were obtained by using the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale. The Scale measures and reports scores on seven dependent variables: Total P (overall level of self-esteem), physical self, moral-ethical self, personal self, family self, social self, and self-esteem.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Family violence $x Psychological aspects
Prisoners $x Attitudes

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