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Attribution Style in Criminals with Conduct Disorder and Watchmen in Center for Correction and Rehabilitation

Author(s): Hossein Khedmatgozar | Hossein Shareh | Yaghoob Vakili | Ali Asghar Asgharnejad Farid

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 17;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: attribution style | criminality | conduct disorder

AbstractObjectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the attribution style among criminals with conduct disorder and watchmen in Tehran’s Center for Correction and Rehabilitation.Method: Retrospective method was used in this study. Two groups consisted of an experimental group (30 criminals and 15 watchmen) and a normal group (30 normal subjects) who were matched for sex, age and education were evaluated. The subjects in the criminal and normal groups were selected using random sampling and convenience sampling methods respectively but due to the small number of watchmen in the center, all were evaluated. The subjects in the three groups were assessed through interview and Attribution Style Ques-tionnaire (ASQ). Data were analyzed using one way analysis of variance and post hoc Scheffe. Results: Data showed that criminal’s attribution style for unfavorable events is different from the attribution styles of watchmen and normal subjects. Their attribution style was more external (p
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