Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Jeannette Seaberry
This research examined the effects of a program designed to teach a model of conflict resolution to pre-release inmates and their partners. Three inmates and their significant others were given tools that assessed their conflict resolution style and the cohesion and adaptability of their family unit at the start of an eight-week group. These scores were compared to scores taken at the end of the eight-week group and after 90 days. The scores showed a significant increase in the participants' style of conflict resolution. However, certain limitations need to be considered because of inconsistency in research tools and the low number of participants.
Foster, Haley, "The Affects of Conflict Resolutions Skills of Pre-Release Inmates' and their Families" (2000). Student Work. 2203.