Year: 2001 Source: Current Psychology, v.20, no.2, (Summer 2001), p.169-182 SIEC No: 20090807

This study examined institutional & individual factors that were related to levels of anxiety, depression, & psychological well-being in 3 groups of male prisoners (young remand, young sentenced, & those serving life sentences). A psychiatric history, religious faith, feelings of guilt, lack of close friends outside of prison, or disinclination to take part in sport, training or hobbies was found to be associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, & psychological morbidity as were the severity of environmental hassles & worries. The implications of these findings are discussed. (39 refs.)