INVESTIGATING THE LEVEL OF DESPAIR OF INMATES LIVING IN THE PRISON DEPENDING ON AGE AND MARITAL STATUS FACTORS (TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS SAMPLE)
The aim of the study is to determine whether there is a big difference between the level of inmates living in a prison located in North Cyprus connected to Ministry of Internal Affairs, depending on factors such as age and marital status. Sample of the study consists of 110 prisoners living in the prison in Cyprus. Data is collected by means of the personal individual form designed by the researcher and Beck Despair Scale (BUO). Average and standard deviations are used in defining data while variant analysis ANOVA and then Duncan TEST (5%) are used in analysing data. The most hopeful group observed in the study is prisoners at the age interval 31- 40 (X=4.97). no significant change between the groups seen in terms of marital status factor statistically (P=0,117). However, the difference between the married ones which is the most hopeful group (X=4.26) and divorced ones as the most hopeless group (X=7,76) is significant.
Keywords: prison, inmate, despair.
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