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Date of Award
Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Pam Dell Fitzgerald
First Committee Member
Kenneth L. Beauchamp
Second Committee Member
The present study examined the effects of group home staffing variables on the proportion of successful program completions by adjudicated juvenile delinquents. A survey questionnaire was sent to most small group homes serving this population in California. Respondents became the 114 participants. There were no significant relationships between the staff/resident ratios and successful completion, between the inconsistency measure and successful completion, or between staffing pattern type and successful completion. Homes that employed live-in part-time family counselors had the highest staff/resident ratios. Homes that employed family counselors working in shifts had the highest staffing inconsistency.
Garcia, L. Patricia Degenstein. (2003). The effect of staffing variables on the successful program completions of juvenile delinquents in group homes : a thesis .... University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/581
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