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NCJ Number: 157388 Find in a Library
Title: Type of Setting, Employee Substance Abuse, and Hypothetical Supervisors' Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Referrals
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(1991)  Pages:817-824
Author(s): L H Gerstein; D Lynn; P Brown
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 8
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored hypothetical supervisors' employee assistance program (EAP) referral behaviors toward three types of subordinates: cocaine abusers, alcohol abusers, and nonsubstance abusers who exhibited similar work behaviors.
Abstract: The study also examined supervisors' behaviors across the three work environments of a manufacturing company, a school system, and a hospital. The results showed that the supervisors referred cocaine abusers more often to an EAP than alcohol or nonsubstance abusers. The findings indicate that the subjects fond cocaine abuse to be a more severe problem than the other two impairments. Alcohol abuse, in turn, was considered to be a more severe problem than a job impairment by itself. However, contrary to expectations, supervisors associated with a school setting were no more likely to refer employees than those affiliated with a hospital or manufacturing company. 1 table and 13 references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Employee assistance programs; Substance abuse in the workplace
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