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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpse

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Justice Sensitivity and Mental Well-Being among Male Juvenile Offenders

Astanina N.B., Ph.D. in Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Voronezh branch of Moscow Humanitarian and Economic Institute, Russia, astanina.nadya@yandex.ru
Abstract
The research explores the link between mental well-being and justice sensitivity among male juvenile offenders. 171 adolescents aged from 13 to 18 years (82 offenders and 89 law-abiding adolescents) were interviewed. The following methods were used: Justice Sensitivity Inventory (M. Schmitt), including 4 scales which measures justice sensitivity from different roles, and Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale. Revealed, that offenders were significantly more sensitive to justice than law-abiding adolescents. Mental well-being of offenders is positively associated with all types of justice sensitivity: victim sensitivity, as well as the other three roles– observer sensitivity, beneficiary sensitivity, perpetrator sensitivity, which are the components of prosocial justice sensitivity. In the group of law-abiding adolescents significant relationship among mental well-being and justice sensitivity was not found.

Keywords: This work was supported by grant RFH № № 15-36-01233.

Column: Empirical research

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2017060103

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