Brooks, M. and Khan, R. (2015) Psychosocial influences that motivate young offenders to engage in a non-custodial community intervention. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 26 (3). pp. 351-367. ISSN 1478-9949
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2015.1013973
Offender programmes do not fully consider how psychosocial factors influence individual engagement within interventions. While factors associated with offending behaviour are well-known, their influence on motivational engagement is not clear. The present study of 109 adolescent offenders in a non-custodial community intervention explored the influence of aggression, antisocial behaviour in the community, problematic and disruptive behaviour in school, and parental bonding and self-esteem on reported motivation to engage with a non-custodial intervention. Regression and correlational analysis revealed relationships between these variables and four subtypes of motivation (i.e. intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, identified regulation and amotivation), although results in respect of selfesteem were mixed. The findings highlight the multidimensional and complex nature of motivation, and support the need to internalise extrinsic motivations through the promotion of self-autonomy and competence within intervention programmes in order to maximise engagement.
|Subjects:||C - Biological sciences > C800 - Psychology|
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Roxanne Khan|
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2016 12:15|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2016 15:35|
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