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Explanatory and Predictor Relationships Between Forgiving Behaviors, Social Anxiety Levels and Values of Convict-Prisoners in Penal Institutions

Sidika Isler and Bulent Dilmac
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Sidika Isler: Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
Bulent Dilmac: Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2016, vol. 3, issue 1, 87-100

Abstract: The purpose of the present research is revealing the correlations between social anxiety, forgiveness and values among convict-prisoners in penal institutions. Relational screening model was adopted in the present research. Relational screening is used to reveal the relationships between two or more variables, and cause-and-effect relationships. The universe of the present research consists of convicts and prisoners in Konya penal institutions in 2013-2014 years. The work group of the present research consists of 680 volunteer convicts and prisoners selected randomly among these. The data collection tool in research value scale, the scale of forgiveness and social anxiety scale was used. The results obtained from this study; The findings of the present research showed that the most important independent variable that affected values was forgiveness, In addition, the most important variable that affects social anxiety in the tested model is values variable and Additionally, second most important variable that affects social anxiety indirectly in the tested model is forgiveness variable.

Keywords: Values; Forgiveness Social Anxiety; Convicts and Prisoners (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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