Measurement of drug-abuse inmates’ prison climate: Confirmatory factor analysis

Mahadzirah, Mohamad and Norhilmi, Muhammad and Nor Azman, Mat Ali @ Salim (2017) Measurement of drug-abuse inmates’ prison climate: Confirmatory factor analysis. International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, 15 (25). pp. 405-421. ISSN 0972-7302

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Correctional or rehabilitation programmes have better effects on offenders in prisons that have a positive social climate. Different aspects of prison environment may have different impacts on different groups of inmates. This study was carried out to identify the underlying factors manifesting prison climates to gain humanitarian insights in designing and executing effective rehabilitation programmes among drug-abuse inmates. Data were collected using self- administered questionnaires. A total of 376 drug-abuse inmates were involved in this study. The respondents were selected using a two-step sampling technique. An area sampling technique was performed followed by a simple random sampling. Findings of this study, using a confirmatory factor analysis, supplement the literature examining the underlying specific factors manifesting the latent constructs of prison climate. The study suggested that Reintegration, Activities, and Right and rules were aspects of drug-abuse prison climate which require emphasis to enhance the effectiveness of prison rehabilitation programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prison climate, drug-abuse inmate, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, measurement mode
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Management
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 01:46
Last Modified: 22 May 2022 03:56

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