Modeling asociality and examining engagement in adult offenders in substance abuse treatment [electronic resource] /Show full item record
|Title||Modeling asociality and examining engagement in adult offenders in substance abuse treatment [electronic resource] /|
|Author||Pankow, Jennifer K|
|Abstract||In therapeutic community models for drug treatment, individual recovery is principally structured around group meetings and positive peer influences. Research shows that asocial group members with resistant behaviors and attitudes have the potential to adversely impact the therapeutic group. To gain a better understanding of the asocial client's role in the larger treatment process, archival Texas Christian University data were used to (1) model and confirm a 2-factor solution of asociality consistent with the literature, and (2) examine the relationship between asocial clients and treatment engagement for validation of the 2-factor model. Exploratory analysis resulted in a 3-factor solution representing Behavioral Responsivity, Cognitive Distortion, and Social Disassociation dimensions. Nested ANOVA (i.e., clients nested within prison programs) demonstrated that asocial levels (low, medium, and high) predicted treatment engagement. Furthermore, comparison between asocial levels indicated that high asocial clients reported significantly lower engagement levels compared to low and medium asocial clients|
|Description||Title from thesis title page (viewed Dec. 7, 2009).
Thesis--Texas Christian University, 2009.
Department of Psychology; advisors, Dwayne Simpson, Kevin Knight.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
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