THE ROLE OF CREATIVE ACTIVITY IN PREVENTING THE LOSS OF SENSE OF LIFE AMONG MEN SERVING TIME IN PRISON Cover Image

ROLA AKTYWNOŚCI TWÓRCZEJ W PREWENCJI UTRATY SENSU ŻYCIA WŚRÓD MĘŻCZYZN ODBYWAJĄCYCH KARĘ POZBAWIENIA WOLNOŚCI
THE ROLE OF CREATIVE ACTIVITY IN PREVENTING THE LOSS OF SENSE OF LIFE AMONG MEN SERVING TIME IN PRISON

Author(s): Anetta Jaworska
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Psychology, Other, Criminal Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Pomorskiej w Słupsku
Keywords: meaning of lifel; imprisonment; creativity

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the role of art (creativity) in the development of the sense of lifeof inmates. The goal of this study is to show the relationship between creative activity ofprisoners and their understanding of the meaning of life. The study was conducted on theset of natural groups: from the group of 41 men, 19 qualified for the experimental group(active creatively) and 22 qualified for the control group (uncreative activity). The twogroups did not differ in terms of age, marital status, length of sentence, education, criminalrecord, or a sense of loneliness. The results show that men undergoing imprisonment andexhibiting interest in some form of active participation in the arts were characterized bya higher level of search for the meaning of life in comparison with the prisoners having nocreative activity. The results are consistent with the other studies carried out among thesocially disadvantaged.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 215-225
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish