Campus Access Only

All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of University of the Pacific. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.

Date of Award

2003

Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Pam Dell Fitzgerald

First Committee Member

Kenneth L. Beauchamp

Second Committee Member

Cris Clay

Abstract

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.

Pages

32

To access this thesis/dissertation you must have a valid pacific.edu email address and log-in to Scholarly Commons.

Find in PacificSearch

Share

COinS

If you are the author and would like to grant permission to make your work openly accessible, please email