Attitudes of convicts to the phenomena important to social integration

Rita Bandzevičienė

Abstract


The article analyses attitudes of convicts toward important phenomena of their social adaptation such as crime, penal and freedom. 65 convicts of Strong Regime Colony were tested with Semantic Differential Measure of Attitudes and Free Response Measure of Beliefs and Emotions. The statistical and qualitative analysis of results showed that attitudes of convicts are strong (extreme and affectively-cognitively consistent) and their antisocial direction and content are harmful enough to destroy their social adaptation. Also some possibilities for attitudes correction in preparing convicts for freedom were discussed.

Keywords


attitude; social integration; convict; correction

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789