10. Offenders' Motivation: Measurement, Structure, and Content

  1. W. Miles Cox4 and
  2. Eric Klinger5
  1. Mary McMurran1,
  2. Joselyn Sellen2 and
  3. Jacqueline Campbell3

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch10

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

McMurran, M., Sellen, J. and Campbell, J. (2011) Offenders' Motivation: Measurement, Structure, and Content, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 5

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, University of Wales, Cardiff, CF10 3YG, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK

  3. 3

    Shelter Cymru, PO Box 5002, Cardiff, CF5 3YY, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • offenders' motivation, measurement, structure and content - offender treatment outcome studies;
  • theory of current concerns (TCC) - one goal-based theory of motivation, application for offenders;
  • PCI-Offender Adaptation (PCI-OA) - theoretically based measure of offenders' motivation, validity of PCI-OA;
  • models of offenders' motivation to change - treatment and change behavior, and change model;
  • stage of change in offender populations - measured with University of Rhode Island Change Assessment;
  • self-determination theory - issue in relation to offenders, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation;
  • readiness-to-change models - developed in offender treatment field;
  • goal perspectives, proving useful - conceptualizing motivation for therapy in general;
  • Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders (PACI-O) life areas;
  • PACI-O, as a framework - exploring offenders' goals and motivational structure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Models of Offenders' Motivation to Change

  • The Theory of Current Concerns

  • The Personal Concerns Inventory – Offender Adaptation

  • Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders

  • Conclusions

  • References