Motivation in alcoholism : a study of role network pressure as a motivating factor which impels an alcoholic to seek treatment for the disease of alcoholism

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dc.creator O'Neill, Maureen W.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:03Z
dc.date.issued 1968
dc.identifier.other HV5275 O53
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22422
dc.description iv, 65 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 63-65.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract This study was intended to investigate the effect of a threatened loss of family or employment on an alcoholic’s motivation to seek treatment. It was the combined effort of two second year students at the Maritime School of Social Work, and fulfills, in part, the requirements for the Master’s Degree in Social Work. Data were tested to determine the effect of enduring role network pressure from the spouse or employer of the alcoholic on his motivation to seek treatment. This pressure was exerted in the form of threatened loss of family or of employment. 110 patients from the Alcoholism Unit at the Nova Scotia Hospital were tested. The sample was controlled according to age, sex, marital status and number of previous admissions. Certified or voluntary admission was taken as the criterion of motivation. The chi-square (X[superscript 2]) test for two independent samples was used. The theory was not supported by the data since the results of the test were not significant. Additional theory was postulated to clarify the hypothesis and limitations of the methodology, such as interpretation of medical records, were considered as possible reasons for the nonsignificance of the study. Recommendations for additional research were put forward. These stressed the great need in the area of treatment of alcoholics.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV5275
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholism -- Treatment
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation
dc.title Motivation in alcoholism : a study of role network pressure as a motivating factor which impels an alcoholic to seek treatment for the disease of alcoholism
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thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
thesis.degree.grantor Maritime School of Social Work
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