Learning Deficiencies Among Adult Inmates, 1982: Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Washington Version 1

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The National Institute of Justice sponsored this study of 1,065 prison inmates in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Respondents were administered an academic achievement test, the Tests of Adult Basic Education, and an individual intelligence test, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R). Other screening tests were also given to certain respondents, including the Mann-Suiter Disabilities Screening Test and the Adaptive Behavior Checklist. Data for each inmate includes offenses committed, prior institutionalization, juvenile adjudication, years of formal education, academic and vocational participation while incarcerated, previous diagnoses, childhood home situation, death of parents, number of siblings, and any childhood problems. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, employment history, and physical condition, is available for each respondent. Inmates from nine prisons in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Washington. A total of 1,065 inmates volunteered to participate in the study. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0014). This is a hierarchical dataset with eight record types for 1,065 cases. Record 1 contains data from the WAIS-R test in 23 variables. Record 2 contains information collected from the subjects during the WAIS-R test in 10 variables. Record 3 contains results from the Mann-Suiter Learning Disabilities test in 13 variables. Record 4 contains the results from the Adaptive Behavior Checklist in 8 variables. Record 5 contains data gathered from institutional records on the respondents in 16 variables. Record 6 has 23 variables and is a continuation of Record 5. Record 7 contains age-normed scores on the 11 subtests of the WAIS-R in 12 variables, and Record 8 contains subtest scores and total scores from the Tests of Adult Basic Education in 10 variables. Users should note that some cases do not contain data for all eight records. Records are sequenced by record type within the file.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR08359.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:443062
Provenance
Creator Conard, Elizabeth H., et al.;Bell, Raymond
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Publication Year 1985
Rights Download;This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;administrative records data, clinical data, survey data
Coverage
Discipline History
Spatial Coverage {Louisiana,Pennsylvania,"United States",Washington,"Time period: 1982","1982-01 - 1983-01","Collection date: 1982-01--1983-01"}
Temporal Coverage {Louisiana,Pennsylvania,"United States",Washington,"Time period: 1982","1982-01 - 1983-01","Collection date: 1982-01--1983-01"}