Monday, 5 August 2013

Career Interests of Incarcerated Men: The Influence of Generational Differences

an article by Nicholas C. Derzis, Margaret Ellen Shippen, Jill M. Meyer and Rebecca Sue Curtis (Auburn University, Alabama, USA) and David E. Houchins (Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA) published in Journal of Offender Rehabilitation Volume 52 Issue 6 (August-September 2013)


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between career interests and generational characteristics of incarcerated males using Holland’s Self Directed Search (SDS).

Participants (n = 132) were male offenders incarcerated at two medium security prisons.

Each participant voluntarily reported his age and completed the SDS. The SDS codes were examined based on generational affiliation. Results indicated significant differences in career interest by generational group.

Implications related to the career interests of incarcerated adult males and employment exploration are provided.

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