Depression and cognitive distortion among juvenile delinquents

Implications to rehabilitation

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Abstract

This study aimed to look at depression and cognitive distortion among juvenile delinquents in Malaysia. A total of 316 juvenile delinquents, 164 male and 152 female between 12 and 18 years of age who were undergoing rehabilitation in four rehabilitation centers and two prisons for juvenile delinquents were subjects of this study. A set of questionnaires were used: questions on the biographic characteristics, Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS) to measure depression and Briere's Cognitive Distortion Scale (CDS) to measure cognitive distortion. Results of this study showed that there was a positive significant correlation between depression and cognitive distortion. Results also indicated that there was a positive significant correlation between cognitive distortion and all the five dimensions of cognitive distortion: self-critique, self-blame, helplessness, hopelessness and preoccupation with danger. Counseling intervention approach by the management of the rehabilitation centers is discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
Volume10
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Cognitive distortion
  • Counseling
  • Depression
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Rehabilitation

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  • Strategy and Management

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