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Dr Imaduddin Hamzah

My name is Imaduddin Hamzah. I work as a researcher and lecturer at the Penitentiary Polytechnic, Indonesia. The focus of my studies is personality psychology and mental health in correctional institutions. I am also very interested in studying mental health from the perspective of Islamic psychology. My educational background is a bachelor's in psychology, a master of science in criminology and completing a psychology doctoral program. As a researcher, I have published several journal articles that have been published on the themes of gratitude, self-control, personality, shame, coping, and resilience of inmates and prison officers. The two chapter books in Indonesian that I have published are 1) Clinical Psychology in a correctional context and 2) Prison Psychology

How resilience and social support strengthen the psychological well-being of inmates with life sentences.

Many resilience studies focus on groups of subjects in organizations, people with serious illness, and individuals with acute stress. How is the resilience of a person with a strong stressful condition, such as a life sentence in prison? These questions are important to broaden the understanding of the theory of resilience and individual adaptation in a prison environment to keep having a good Psychological Well-Being. The study of the positive relationship between resilience, social support, and psychological well-being in the general group found significant conclusions. However, studies on this topic in special groups, such as life imprisonment, are still very limited. The Inmates with life sentences face more severe sources of psychological distress than other groups. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between resilience and social support with strengthening the psychological well-being of inmates with life sentences. This study examined 115 inmates with life sentences in Indonesia using The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), the Social Provisions Scale (SPS), and the Ryff Psychological Well-Being Scale (RPWBS). The research findings conclude that the higher the resilience and social support, the better the psychological well-being conditions of inmates with life sentences. The implication of this study is to recommend a psychosocial development program for inmates with life sentences to prevent mental health disorders.

Dr Imaduddin Hamzah
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