Principal components analysis of important goals for group work with male inmates

Carrie L. Winterowd, Robert D. Morgan, Sean W. Ferrell

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identifi important goals for group work with male inmates from the perspective of 162group therapy providers and mental health program directors. A principal components analysis with an oblimin rotation resulted in eight goal factors for group work with adult male inmates accounting for 70% of the common uariance. These factors included self-exploration and learning within a supportive group environment, group relationship building, substance abuse, learning healthier attitudes and behaviors, conformity, prosocial behavior, lifestyle, and institutional adjustment. Implications forgroup practice and research with male inmates are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-417
Number of pages12
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2001

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