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Self-Appraisal Questionnaire

Wagdy Loza, Ph.D.

Technical Information

Normative Data
The SAQ normative sample consists of two samples that form the normative group of adult male offenders.
The American sample consisted of adult inmates from various institutions within a North-Eastern state. The Canadian sample consisted of inmates serving sentences in one region of the federal correctional system.

Validity / Reliability
The reliability and validity of the SAQ have been well established in multiple research studies. Cronbach's alpha are presented to demonstrate the consistency in SAQ items. Test-retest reliability is presented to indicate the temporal stability of SAQ ratings.
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About the Author

Wagdy Loza, Ph.D. 
Dr. Wagdy Loza began his career in Egypt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Psychology from Ain-Shams University, and studied Law at Cairo University. Immediately after graduation he worked as a research assistant with UNESCO and the National Center for Social & Criminal Research (Egypt). He also worked as Industrial Psychologist at an aggregate corporation, Tourah Co.

Dr. Loza moved to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he studied at Queen's University. There, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Counseling. Dr. Loza also completed a post-graduate internship from McGill University at the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Regional Treatment Center (a psychiatric facility for federal inmates).

Dr. Loza then joined CSC as a case manager, where he provided front line services to offenders and designed and implemented offender treatment programs. At the same time he completed a Masters degree in Psychology through North Carolina Central University then transferred as a psychologist to the Psychology Department of Kingston Penitentiary. Dr. Loza earned his Doctorate in Psychology from Carleton University where he later became an Adjunct Professor (Psychology). His dissertation focused on the effectiveness of the Wisconsin case management strategies within the Canadian federal correctional system.

Currently, Dr. Loza is the Chief Psychologist at Kingston Penitentiary, a maximum security federal institution. He is a member of the College of Psychologist, Ontario and the Canadian Psychological Association and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor (Psychiatry) at Queen's University. Dr. Loza is also a clinical supervisor for the Behavioral Science Technology program at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. He is the vice president of the Board of Directors, St. Lawrence Youth Association for Young Offenders.

In addition to offering seminars on the assessment of violence in psychiatric and non-psychiatric populations, Dr. Loza delivers workshops on critical stress management, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and organizes training conferences for clinicians and case management personnel. He has published numerous journal articles on the assessment of general and violent recidivism and other forensic topics, is a reviewer for forensic/correctional journals, and is consulted internationally. He is actively involved in various research projects and is completing work on a youth version of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire.
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Author Wagdy Loza, Ph.D.

Age Range 18 and older

Administration Time 15 minutes

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

Scoring Options Handscored