The Performance of Minority Group Delinquent and Non-Delinquent Boys on the Rosenzweig Picture Frustration Test

Publication Year:
1953
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Repository URL:
https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/psy_etds/197
Author(s):
Kleinfeld, Gerald Jean
Tags:
Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Test; Youth Crime; Spanish-Americans; Inherent Criminal Inferiority; Minority Studies; Scientific Racism; Psychology
thesis / dissertation description
It was the purpose of this study to compare the reactions to frustration of a group of Spanish-American male delinquents with a group of Spanish-American delinquent boys, utilizing the Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study, to determine whether or not there were significant differences in their response in terms of the Rosenzweig scoring dimensions. Another purpose of the study was to determine whether or not aggressive behavior correlated with any dimension on the Picture-Frustration Study. Finally, it was though that the study might reveal whether or not there were significant differences in responses to frustration between different cultural groups. If such a difference existed, it was thought that the Spanish-American group, a minority group in the Southwest, could serve as a comparative population.