Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Parental incarceration and adult children's resiliency
by Thompson, Michelle, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 54; 10038440
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
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
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Criminology
Keywords: Adult children, Parental incarceration, Resiliency
Publication Number: 10038440
ISBN: 9781339548975
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