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Title: Examining the nature of aggressive behaviour in Thai male prisoners and factors that contribute to its aetiology
Author: Montasevee, Kamonchanok
ISNI:       0000 0004 7226 9519
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis investigates the nature of aggressive behaviour in Thai male prisoners and factors that contribute to its aetiology. The review of literature was conducted on the scope of risk factors related to aggression among adult male prisoners worldwide. Twenty-one papers were included into the review. The second part of the thesis studies prison aggression and factors related to it among Thai adult male prisoners. Twenty-six aggressive and 26 non-aggressive adult male prisoners were recruited into the study using the Direct Aggressive Behaviour Checklist. The files of these participating prisoners were assessed for their general characteristics, and then the prisoners from both groups were interviewed using structured and semi-structured interviews (using Stimuli Organism Response Consequences Analysis and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) to identify further characteristics. The different findings between the aggressive and non-aggressive groups were then analysed. The findings show significant factors related to prison aggression among Thai adult male prisoners in different levels of the Ecological Model. In the individual level, young age, history of child abuse, history of gang affiliation before imprisonment, psychological variable, substance abuse, low education level, criminal history and having tattoos were found to be risk factors for prison aggression. In the relationship level, prison gang membership and being the group leader were significantly related to prison aggression. In the community level, poor prison environment, poor prisoner grading and poor prison staff attitude were risk factors for prison aggression. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are also discussed for further study and development.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Royal Thai Government
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology ; HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform