Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Dynamics in the Development of Social Interest among Incarcerated Persons in the Learning Environment at Correctional Facilities
Prof. Zhaneta Stoykova Dobreva, PhD

This study involving incarcerated men and women was conducted within the paradigm of Individual Psychology and Alfred Adler’s belief in the innate human potentiality for the development of social interest. It explores the dynamics of social interest among incarcerated persons in the learning environment present at correctional facilities. The goal of this study is to determine whether the factor of the learning environment at correctional facilities has an impact on the development of social interest among incarcerated persons.The results of the research show statistically significant differences between the values of the criteria of social interest among student and non-student incarcerated persons of both sexes. Gender-based differences concerning the impact of the learning environment are also noted.

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