Date of Award
Morgridge College of Education, Counseling Psychology
Jesse Owen, Ph.D.
Microagression, Probationers, Psychological health
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.
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Received from ProQuest
Fujii-Doe, Whitney, "The Effects of Microaggressions on Probationers' Psychological Well-Being" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1320.