Social Well-Being and Social Interaction of Female Prisoners Group #1: Cocjin, Rizzia Ditching, Barbara Guzman, Dominique Yee, Louvette
Based on the proposalQuantitative: Pre-test Give consent forms to the selected female detainees Administer the Social Well-Being Scale and Social Interaction Scale All participants will answer at the same time. We will give a debriefing after the completion of the last scale. The female prisoners will be informed that they will be possible participants for the interview part of the study after the scoring of the scales. The participants will receive a token of appreciation after the debriefing.
Based on the proposalQualitative: Pre-test Conduct interviews a week after the scales have been scored. Interviewees will be those who got the highest and lowest scores in social well-being. The interview will take place in a room assigned to the researchers by prison authorities. One researcher will be the interviewer while another will serve as the documenter. We will give additional tokens the interviewees.
Based on Actual DataGathering Pre-test Actual• Office of the wardens Multi-purpose Hall• 2 rooms with 3 200 female prisoners prisoners each from Correctional• 10 female participants Institute for Women from San Juan City Jail (50 for buffer)• one test administrator 5 tests are already and one assistant per invalid room to assist the Still on going… participants
InstrumentsSocial Well-Being Scale (SWBS) by Corey Keyes (1998) Measures 5 dimensions of social well-being (social integration .73, social acceptance .42, social contribution . 67, social actualization .64 and social coherence .65) The internal reliability of overall social well-being scale is .81. 7-point Likert-type scale Translated in Filipino by Ms. Oblena No back translation in English
InstrumentsSocial Interaction (SIS) A scale made by the researchers based on the definition of social interaction on how a person communicates, interacts and socializes with other people. It relates to how people make friends and whether they have a sense of belonging. 5-point Likert-type scale Translated to English by Ms. Flores No back translation in Filipino
Pre-test Result: Social InteractionScale Deleted Items: # 4, 17, 24, 29, 30 Reliability Cronbachs Alpha .718 Cronbachs Alpha Based on Standardized Items N of Items .730 25
Data Gathering: Revised ProceduresPre-test: Quantitative Consent letters were given and signed. The test administrator read the instructions. All participants who went to Room 1 answered at the same time and same as in Room 2 Tokens are given as debriefing material. BJMP is informed on who was to be interviewed
Data Gathering: Revised ProceduresPre-test: Qualitative The detainee with the highest score in Social Interaction Scale was interviewed. The interviewer used a 19-item semi-structured interview questionnaire. There was one interviewer and one note-taker.
Reflection on the data Gathering:Adjust to the availability of participants, chaperone and the group membersPeople have their own schedules to keep and we are to respect their priority.Unavoidable extraneous variables should be controlled.Be resourceful or handy when dealing with any extraneous variables.Always remember your first proposal. Stick with the 1 st plan if it will workout… if not there is always plan B but be sure to take note on revisions.
Reflection on the data Gathering:Make sure that your participants’ demography is based on what you proposed (language barrier: participants’ native language is Filipino or one who can understand Filipino and English) The treatment given to all participants should be equal. There is no special treatment.The researchers must be aware of the participants’ health condition (eyesight problems) when printing the instruments needed in the study.The researchers must be open minded on what kind of people they are to deal with.
Timeline BJMP Letters (Request letter to the authorities and 2-Jul permission letter from the school) 9-Jul Quantitative Pre-test in San Juan City Jail (10 prisoners) 27-Jul 1st batch of Actual Testing in CIW (100 prisoners) qualitative Pre-test in San Juan City Jail (interview of one 28-Jul prisoner) 2-Aug 2nd batch of Actual Testing in CIW (100 prisoners) 6-Aug 1st batch of interview 13-Aug 2nd batch of interview 20-Aug 3rd batch of interview (tentative)