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A Longitudinal Model of Internalized Stigma, Coping, and Post-release Adjustment in Criminal Offenders

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dc.contributor.advisor Tangney, June P. Moore, Kelly Elizabeth
dc.creator Moore, Kelly Elizabeth 2015-09-14T14:18:19Z 2015-09-14T14:18:19Z 2016
dc.description.abstract Upon conviction and incarceration, individuals receive the stigmatizing label “criminal offender.” Criminal offenders are exposed to stigma after being released from jail or prison, with laws that marginalize them from community participation (Pogorzelski et al., 2005) as well as stereotypes/discrimination from community members (Hirschfield & Piquero, 2010). One consequence of this experience is that stereotypes about criminal offenders may be internalized and integrated into the self-concept, a phenomenon known as self- or internalized stigma. In various stigmatized groups, internalized stigma predicts more mental health problems (Livingston & Boyd, 2010), longer duration of alcohol dependence (Schomerus et al., 2011), and poor occupational functioning (Yanos, Lysaker, & Roe, 2010). It is likely that internalized stigma occurs in criminal offenders and impacts their functioning, but this has yet to be examined. Drawing upon a sample of 111 jail inmates, two studies were conducted to examine a comprehensive model of internalized stigma and its relation to subsequent behavioral problems in the understudied population of criminal offenders.
dc.format.extent 143 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 Kelly Elizabeth Moore
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject community adjustment en_US
dc.subject criminal offenders en_US
dc.subject internalized stigma en_US
dc.subject longitudinal en_US
dc.subject social withdrawal en_US
dc.title A Longitudinal Model of Internalized Stigma, Coping, and Post-release Adjustment in Criminal Offenders
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Psychology, Clinical Psychology Concentration en George Mason University en

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