Russian Psychological Issues PsyJournals.ru
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice For AuthorsAbout PsyJournals.ruContact Us
Psychology and Law - №1 / 2021 | Перейти к описанию
Web of Science СС

  Previous issue (2020. Vol. 10, no. 4)

CrossRef

Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2011

Published quarterly

Free of fees
Open Access Journal

 

The Role of Apathy in the Formation of Depression Syndrome in Male Prisoners 31

|

Zolotareva A.A.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, HSE University, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5724-2882
e-mail: alena.a.zolotareva@gmail.com

Abstract
The article presents the results of a research work on the role of apathy in the formation of depression syndrome in male prisoners. Basing on the questionnaire polling results of men (N = 151) serving their sentences in one of the maximum security penal colonies in Omsk, an empirical model was built indicating that the formation of depression syndrome in male prisoners is a complex step-by-step process with early stages involving manifestation of hopelessness, boredom and loneliness and with apathy joining in at later stages. The analysis of social and demographic characteristics revealed that a prisoner's age, family situation, children, education, the sentence served or the charges of which he was convicted have no effect on his psychological symptoms (the prisoners' educational level is only found to influence the way hopelessness is experienced). The data obtained suggest that there is a necessity for educational activities in prisons and also indicate a potential utility of the results in the field of anti-crysis therapy for prisoners in Russia.

Keywords: apathy, hopelessness, predisposition to boredom, loneliness, male depressive syndrome

Column: Penitentiary Psychology and Penal Practice

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2021110101

For Reference

Funding

The research was funded by a grant (no. MK-541.2020.6) from the President of the Russian Federation aiming at state support for young Russian scientists with a PhD degree.

References
  1. Avtonomov D.A. Muzhskoi depressivnyi sindrom [Male depressive syndrome]. Nezavisimost’ lichnosti=Independence of the Pperson, 2014. No. 2, pp. 8—11.
  2. Gorbatkov A.A. Shkala nadezhdy i beznadezhnosti dlya podrostkov: nekotorye aspekty validnosti [The hope and hopelessness scale for adolescents: some aspects of validity]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie=Psychological Science and Education, 2002. No. 3, pp. 89—103.
  3. Zolotareva A.A. Psikhometricheskii analiz novoi shkaly apatii [Psychometric analysis of a new apathy scale]. Psikhologiya. Zhurnal Vysshei shkoly ekonomiki=Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics, 2020. Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 191—209. DOI: 10.17323/1813-8918-2020-2-191-209
  4. Osin E.N, Leont’ev D.A. Differentsial’nyi oprosnik perezhivaniya odinochestva: struktura i svoistva [Differential Loneliness Scale: structure and features]. Psikhologiya. Zhurnal Vysshei shkoly ekonomiki=Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics, 2013. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. С. 55—81.
  5. Beck A.T., Steer R.A. Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) manual. Pearson: San Antonio, 1993.
  6. Bedaso A., Kediro G., Yeneabat T. Factors associated with depression among prisoners in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Research Notes, 2018. Vol. 11, p. 637. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-018-3745-3
  7. Chang E.C., Chang O.D., Lucas A.G., Li M., Beavan C.B., Eisner R.S., McManamon B.M. et al. Depression, loneliness, and suicide risk among Latino college students: a test of a psychosocial interaction model, Social Work, 2019. Vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 51—60. DOI: 10.1093/sw/swy052
  8. Coen S.E., Oliffe J.L., Johnson J.L., Kelly M.T. Looking for Mr. PG: masculinities and men’s depression in a northern resource-based Canadian community. Health and Place, 2013. Vol. 21, pp. 94—101. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.01.011
  9. Daigle M.C., Daniel A.E., Dear G.E., Frottier P., Hayes L.M., Kerkhof A., Konrad N., Liebling A., Sarchiapone M. Preventing suicide in prisons, part II: international comparisons of suicide prevention services in correctional facilities. Crisis. The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 2007. Vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 122—130. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910.28.3.122
  10. Dori G.A., Overholser J.C. Depression, hopelessness, and self-esteem: accounting for suicidality in adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1999. Vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 309—318.
  11. Farmer R., Sundberg N.D. Boredom proneness: the development and correlates of a new scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1986. Vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 4—17. DOI: 10.1207/s15327752jpa5001_2
  12. Fazel S., Ramesh T., Hawton K. Suicide in prisons: an international study of prevalence and contributory factors. Lancet Psychiatry, 2017. Vol. 4, no. 12, pp. 946—952. DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30430-3
  13. Groeneweg-Koolhoven I., Ploeg M., Comijs H.C., Wjh Pennix B., van der Mast R.C., Shoevers R.A., Rhebergen D., Exel E.V. Apathy in early and late-life depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2017. Vol. 223, pp. 76—81. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.07.022.
  14. Halvorsen A. Solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners: a national overview and how the ADA can be leveraged to encourage best practices. Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 2017. Vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 205—229.
  15. Hooper D., Coughlan J., Mullen M.R. Structural equation modeling: guidelines for determining model fit. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 2008. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 53—60. DOI: 10.21427/D7CF7R
  16. Krotava I., Todman M. Boredom severity, depression and alcohol consumption in Belarus. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 2014. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 73—83.
  17. Maddzharov E.A. Age-psychological characteristics of inmates. Procedia — Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2016. Vol. 217, pp. 92—100. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.02.035
  18. Majekodunmi O.E., Obadeji A., Oluwole L.O., Oyelami R.O. Depression in prison population: demographic and clinical predictors. Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine, 2017. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 122—127. DOI: 10.4103/jfsm/jfsm_32_16
  19. Martin L.A., Neighbors H.W., Griffith D.M. The experience of symptoms of depression in men vs women: analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. JAMA Psychiatry, 2013. Vol. 70, no. 10, pp. 1100—1106. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.1985
  20. Martin M.S., Dorken S.K., Simpson A.I.F., McKenzie K., Colman I. The predictive validity of the Depression Hopelessness Suicide screening form for self-harm among prisoners. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 2014. Vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 733—747. DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2014.955811
  21. Marzano L., Hawton K., Rivlin A., Smith E.N., Piper M., Fazel S. Prevention of suicidal behavior in prisons: an overview of initiatives based on a systematic review of research on near-lethal suicide attempts. Crisis. The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 2016. Vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 323—334. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000394
  22. Mitchell U.A., Ailshire J.A., Brown L.L., Levine M.E., Crimmins E.M. Education and psychosocial functioning among older adults: 4-Year change in sense of control and hopelessness. Journal of Gerontology: Series B, 2018. Vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 849—859. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbw031
  23. Rutz W., von Knorring L., Pihlgren H. Rihmer Z., Walinder J. Prevention of male suicides: lessons from Gotland study. Lancet, 1995. Vol. 345, p. 524. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(95)90622-3
  24. Scheyett A., Parker S., Golin C., White B., Davis C.P., Wohl D. HIV-infected prison inmates: depression and implications for release back to communities. AIDS and Behavior, 2010. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 300—307. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-008-9443-8
  25. Shrestha G., Yadav D.K., Sapkota N., Baral D., Yadav B.K., Chakravartty A., Pokharel P.K. Depression among inmates in a regional prison of eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry, 2017. Vol. 17, p. 348. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-017-1514-9
  26. Struk A.A., Carriere J.S., Cheyne J.A., Danckert J. A Short Boredom Proneness Scale. Assessment, 2017. Vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 346—359. DOI: 10.1177/1073191115609996
  27. Tomar S. The psychological effects of incarceration on inmates: can we promote positive emotion in inmates. Delhi Psychiatry Journal, 2013. Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 66—72.
  28. Tucker A.S., Mendez J., Browning S.L., Van Hasselt V.B., Palmer L. Crisis intervention team (CIT) training in the jail/detention setting: a case illustration. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 2012. Vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 209—215.
  29. Vacca J.S. Educated prisoners are less likely to return to prison. Journal of Correctional Education, 2004. Vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 297—305.
  30. Zierau F., Bille A., Rutz W., Bech P. The Gotland Male Depression Scale: a validity study in patients with alcohol use disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 2002. Vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 265—271. DOI: 10.1080/08039480260242750
 
About PsyJournals.ru

© 2007–2021 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved

PsyJournals.ru in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

Creative Commons License Open Access Repository     Webometrics Ranking of Repositories

RSS Psyjournals at facebook Psyjournals at Twitter Psyjournals at Youtube ??????.???????