Type

Journal Article

Authors

Philip Hyland
Mark Shevlin
Gary Adamson
Daniel Boduszek

Subjects

Sociology

Topics
psychology personality social identity social and public welfare hv social pathology thinking social learning social theory

The role of personality in the relationship between criminal social identity and criminal thinking style within a sample of prisoners with learning difficulties (2012)

Abstract Social Identity Theory proposes that identity and thinking style are strongly related. Research also suggests that the process of depersonalization is responsible for shifting from personal identity to social identity and assimilating group attitudes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature of personality in the relationship between criminal social identity and criminal thinking style. The Measure of Criminal Attitudes, the Measure of Criminal Social Identity, and The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire was administrated to a sample of recidivistic male prisoners with learning difficulties (n=312). Sequential moderated multiple regression analyses indicated the unique main effect of extraversion, psychoticism, in-group affect, and in-group ties on criminal thinking style. In terms of the moderating role of personality, the in-group affect was more strongly associated with criminal thinking for low levels of extraversion, whereas high levels of extraversion moderated the positive relationship between in-group ties and criminal thinking style. The findings provide the first empirical support for the moderating role of personality in the relationship between criminal identity and criminal thinking style of offenders with learning difficulties.
Collections Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article

Full list of authors on original publication

Philip Hyland, Mark Shevlin, Gary Adamson, Daniel Boduszek

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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
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Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
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