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Assessing offender readiness to change problems with anger

Williamson, Paul, Day, Andrew, Howells, Kevin, Bubner, Susan and Jauncey, Sue 2003, Assessing offender readiness to change problems with anger, Psychology, crime and law, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 295-307, doi: 10.1080/1068316031000073371.

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Title Assessing offender readiness to change problems with anger
Author(s) Williamson, Paul
Day, Andrew
Howells, Kevin
Bubner, Susan
Jauncey, Sue
Journal name Psychology, crime and law
Volume number 9
Issue number 4
Start page 295
End page 307
Publisher Harwood Academic Publishers
Place of publication Chur, Switzerland
Publication date 2003-12
ISSN 1068-316X
Keyword(s) offender
anger
motivation
assessment
Summary It is widely acknowledged that offender rehabilitation outcomes can be improved by attending to responsivity issues, including the readiness and motivation of offenders to undertake and engage in treatment. The measurement of responsivity, readiness and motivation in offenders, however, has received relatively little research attention. In this paper we focus on anger management programmes and evaluate the utility and psychometric properties of a measure of stages of change in relation to changing anger - the Anger Readiness to Change Questionnaire (ARCQ). Using data from a large sample of offenders undergoing anger management interventions, we investigated the construct validity, convergent validity and predictive validity of the ARCQ. We conclude the ARCQ may have utility as a measure for selecting offenders who are suitable for anger management interventions.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1068316031000073371
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2003, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020627

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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