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This study examines the effect of increasing literacy skills during incarceration to improve adult inmate behavior, defined as a reduction in disciplinary reports received by participants. Male offenders, 18 years or older, housed in the Iowa Department of Corrections between July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 who completed two or more TABE Reading assessments met the inclusion criteria of the study. Multiple regression analyses were run to predict the correlation between the number of disciplinary infraction reports (dependent variable) each inmate received in a correlating timeframe of a TABE Reading assessment (independent variable). The results show that improved literacy skills are not significantly correlated to a decrease in disciplinary infraction reports.
Millsap, Katie Lynn, "EFFECT OF INCREASING LITERACY SKILLS TO IMPROVE INMATE BEHAVIOR: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 207.