As rates of incarceration have risen, so has interest in the children of incarcerated individuals. This quantitative study examines the relationship between parental incarceration and adult children’s resiliency and psychological well-being. It compares demographic characteristics and parental incarceration status according to two scales: the Brief Resilience Scale and the Flourishing Scale. Of the 38 individuals over the age of 18 who completed the survey, 12 reported having a parent who has been incarcerated. Of these 12, 83.3% (n = 10) were not present while their parent was being detained, and 58.3% (n = 7) had contact with their parent during their incarceration. The study found no significant difference between the resiliency of those who have had a parent incarcerated (M = 18.58, SD = 1.62) and those who have not (M = 17.96, SD = 2.32). There was also no significant difference in the overall psychological well-being of those who have had a parent incarcerated ( M = 46.50, SD = 8.31) and those who have not ( M = 48.58, SD = 5.47) in their overall psychological well-being.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Jennings, Lisa|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Criminology|
|Keywords:||Adult children, Parental incarceration, Resiliency|
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