Date of Award

1-1-2017

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Counseling Psychology

First Advisor

Jesse Owen, Ph.D.

Keywords

Microagression, Probationers, Psychological Health

Abstract

Studies examining microaggressions and individuals in the correctional system are limited. Previous studies have found experiences of perceived microaggressions have a negative impact on an individuals psychological well-being (Nadal, Griffin, Wong, Hamit, and Rasmus, 2014). The current study looked at the effects of microggressions on probationers' psychological well-being. The current study aimed to examine among probationers: hypothesis 1A, the level of microaggressions is significantly negatively associated with self-esteem; 1B, self-esteem will negatively be associated with probationers' psychological well-being; 2A, the experience of microaggressions would significantly predict levels of psychological distress; and hypothesis 2B, self-esteem would be negatively predicted probationers' psychological distress. Utilizing a sample of 87 participants, results indicated participant's experiences of microaggressions predicted levels of psychological distress. The current study suggests limitations with application of the findings and a subsequent discussion of implications.

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Whitney Fujii-Doe

File size

137 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Counseling Psychology

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