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Predicting institutional adjustment with the Lifestyle Criminality Screening Form and the Antisocial Features and Aggression scales of the PAI.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17266420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
I included scores on the Antisocial Features (ANT) and Aggression (AGG) scales of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) and ratings on the Lifestyle Criminality Screening Form (LCSF; Walters, White, & Denney, 1991) along with age and prior disciplinary record in a series of negative binomial regression analyses of total, nonaggressive, and aggressive incident reports (IRs) received in a 2-year follow-up of 120 male maximum security federal prisoners. Findings indicated that the AGG scale, but not the LCSF or ANT, predicted total and nonaggressive IR counts. The LCSF achieved significant receiver operating characteristic (ROC) results in predicting dichotomized aggressive IRs, the ANT achieved significant ROC results in predicting dichotomized total and nonaggressive IRs, and the AGG achieved significant ROC results in predicting all 3 dichotomized categories of IR. Supplemental analyses revealed that the AGG continued to predict total and nonaggressive IRs when the Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS; Walters, 1995) Proactive scale was included in the negative binomial regression but not when the PICTS Reactive scale was included in the negative binomial regression.
Authors:
Glenn D Walters
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-01     Completed Date:  2007-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-105     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Federal Correctional Institution, Psychology Services, Schuylkill, PA 17954-0700, USA. gwalters@bop.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Adult
Aggression*
Antisocial Personality Disorder / diagnosis*
Humans
Institutionalization*
Male
Mid-Atlantic Region
Personality Assessment*
Prisoners / psychology*
Questionnaires*

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