Demoralization as a Factor in a Vocational Rehabilitation Population Using the Demoralization Scale (RCd) of the MMPI-2-RF

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dc.contributor.advisor Casenave , Gerald en
dc.creator Wishart , Alfred B . en
dc.date.accessioned 2012 -08 -15T17 :49 :01Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :03 :33Z
dc.date.available 2012 -08 -15T17 :49 :01Z en
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :03 :33Z
dc.date.issued 2012 -08 -15 en
dc.identifier.other 813219729 en
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .5 /1119 en
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Demoralization has come to be recognized as an essential element of psychological health . Its prevalence and role as a factor in discreet populations has been studied such as with medical and psychiatric populations though not in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR ) . In most of this research , the Demoralization Scale (RCd ) of the MMPI -2 -RF was not used . This study looks at the prevalence of demoralization in a VR population using the RCd . SUBJECTS : The subjects for this study (N = 54 ) were evaluated for vocational potential by the University Rehabilitation Services (URS ) in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at the Southwestern School of Health Professions . They were referred by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS ) of Texas except for one client who was self -referred . METHOD : Basic demographic data (age , ethnicity , IQ , and gender ) , along with the scores of the MMPI -2 -RF scales were gathered . Comparisons were made between the study population and normative populations for the prevalence and degree of demoralization . Further , two correlation analyses were run . The first was for intercorrelations between the RCd and the other Restructured Clinical Scales (RCS ) of the MMPI -2 -RF and the Clinical Scales (CS ) of the MMPI -2 . The second , was for intercorrelations between the RCd and other , selected scales of the MMPI -2 . RESULTS : The prevalence of demoralization in the study population was higher than in the general population . There were data to suggest that the degree of demoralization in the study population was greater than in the general population , though further research is needed to confirm this . The data on the intercorrelations between the RCd , the RCS , and the CS replicated earlier research ; variations are discussed . Unexpected correlations between the RCd and selected scales for the study population were noted and discussed . DISCUSSION : DISCUSSION : The higher prevalence of demoralization in the study population than in the normative population bears particular significance for VR . Research has shown that demoralization is a key factor in psychological health and in VR . The degree of demoralization in the study population is high and further research is needed to determine if there is are greater degrees of demoralization in a VP population as compare to a normative population . For correlations of the RCd to other scales , there were several unexpected differences in the intercorrelations between the RCd , the RCS , the CS . These data suggest that the study population may have a higher prevalence of somatic symptoms and antisocial traits , and a lower prevalence of cynicism . The strong correlation between the RCd and the WRK scale suggests that demoralization may be a key factor in VR . The absence of recent data on the prevalence of demoralization in the general population diminished the generalizability of the findings . However , the results of this study revealed gaps in the literature that provide direction for future investigations . [Keywords : demoralization , hope , vocational rehabilitation , restructured clinical scales , MMPI -2 , MMPI -2 -RF] en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject MMPI en
dc.subject Morale en
dc.subject Rehabilitation , Vocational en
dc.title Demoralization as a Factor in a Vocational Rehabilitation Population Using the Demoralization Scale (RCd ) of the MMPI -2 -RF en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Rehabilitation Counseling en
thesis.degree.level M .R .C . en
thesis.degree.discipline Rehabilitation Counseling en
thesis.degree.grantor UT Southwestern School of Health Professions en
thesis.date.available 2014 -08 -13 en

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Demoralization as a Factor in a Vocational Rehabilitation Population Using the Demoralization Scale (RCd) of the MMPI-2-RF. UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .5 /1119 .

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