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The Role of Perceived Social Support in the Psychological Well-Being of Young Offenders: from Pretrial Detention to Correctional Camps

Version 1 : Received: 27 November 2019 / Approved: 29 November 2019 / Online: 29 November 2019 (04:16:05 CET)

How to cite: Ushkov, F.; Shilko, R.; Shaigerova, L.; Dolgikh, A.; Almazova, O.; Vakhantseva, O.; Zinchenko, Y. The Role of Perceived Social Support in the Psychological Well-Being of Young Offenders: from Pretrial Detention to Correctional Camps. Preprints 2019, 2019110368 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0368.v1). Ushkov, F.; Shilko, R.; Shaigerova, L.; Dolgikh, A.; Almazova, O.; Vakhantseva, O.; Zinchenko, Y. The Role of Perceived Social Support in the Psychological Well-Being of Young Offenders: from Pretrial Detention to Correctional Camps. Preprints 2019, 2019110368 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0368.v1).

Abstract

The present article aims at investigating the role of social support in the emotional well-being of young offenders. We hypothesized that perceived social support would be positively related to the emotional well-being of juvenile offenders. The methods were worked out to study perceived and received social support, psychological well-being and emotional state of the juvenile offenders. The entire sample consisted of 56 males aged from 15 to 18 years old (M = 16.5; SD = 0.8). 32 subjects (57%) were in pretrial detention and 24 participants (43%) were in a correctional camp located in the central region of Russia. The study detected that the level of psychological well-being of the respondents from the camp was correlated neither with perceived social support nor with the frequency of seeking assistance from the different sources of support. For the respondents in the pretrial detention, the level of psychological well-being was directly connected to the degree of the perceived support from the friends. The obtained differences might be associated with the influence of social environment in the pretrial detention and in the camps.

Subject Areas

psychological well-being; young offenders; social support; pretrial detention; correctional camps; positive and negative feelings; positive and negative affects

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