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NCJ Number: 163256 Find in a Library
Title: Actual and Ideal Environmental Concepts Discrepancies and Adjustment of Drug Abusers, Rehabilitated Drug Abusers, and Non-Drug Users
Author(s): W Groschel
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 161
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a doctoral dissertation, submitted to The Catholic University of America, reporting on a study that investigated the degree of adjustment of drug abusers, rehabilitated drug abusers, and non-drug users based on the actual-ideal discrepancy scores on the concepts of self, home, and church.
Abstract: The sample for the study were white, middle-class subjects, ages 17 to 25, from treatment and counseling centers in Washington, DC, and Maryland, who voluntarily completed a questionnaire. Results of the study indicated that the concept of self is not a valid concept on which to base the degree of adjustment through the actual-ideal discrepancy, and that rehabilitated drug abusers were less adjusted than drug abusers and non-drug users. The dissertation includes a review of the literature. A section on methodology describes the instruments of measurement used in the study and data collection procedures. A chapter on analyses of data also describes the design of the study and provides psychological inventory data. Footnotes, tables, bibliography, appendixes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Attitude measurement; Drug abuse; Drug offenders; Literature reviews; Psychological evaluation; Psychological research; Rehabilitation; Research methods; Studies
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