This article reviews the literature of how individual differences (specifically trait conscientiousness) may contribute to ex-offender responsivity to reentry programming. By studying if individual differences (e.g. personality traits) contribute to specific responsivity, programming can be determined to be ineffective for the general population and redesigned in a manner that is beneficial for the largest number of clients. To that end, this literature review provides a conceptual foundation for potential future studies, based on what previous researchers have found in their own studies. With this knowledge, future researchers will be better equipped to make sense of findings once they analyze their data and offer salient recommendations for programmers on how to optimize their intervention and for researchers to guide what constructs and dynamics should be studied next.
Oleksy, Ernest M..
"Brief Literature Review on Conscientiousness and Responsivity to CBI Programming."
The Downtown Review.
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