Title

Hope as a Predictor of Reincarceration Among Mutual-Help Recovery Residents

Publication Date

10-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Given the rates of reincarceration in the United States, it is important to understand criminal justice risk and protective factors. Hope is a potentially important factor with two components—agency (goal-directed determination) and pathways (planning to meet goals; Snyder et al., 1991). We conducted a secondary data analysis (n = 45) of a longitudinal survey of mutual-help recovery home residents. As hypothesized, greater global hope and agency significantly predicted lower odds for reincarceration, and lower levels of pathways was not predictive. We relate these findings to hope theory and potential community applications.

Publication Title

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Volume

51

Issue

7

First Page

474

Last Page

483

DOI

10.1080/10509674.2012.711806

Version

pre-print, post-print

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