Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor's Name

Jonathan Tubman

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Marilyn Montgmery

Third Advisor's Name

Eric Wagner

Date of Defense

7-29-2004

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether level of acculturation among Hispanic adolescent males (n = 174) influenced treatment outcome in a substance abuse program, specifically on the Brief Situational Confidence Questionnaire (BSCQ) which measures relapse confidence. It was hypothesized that lower levels of acculturation were likely to be predictive of positive change, whereas higher levels of acculturation were likely to be predictive of no change or negative change. It was found that adolescents changed over time in BSCQ scores regardless of which acculturation variable was measured. Contrary to expectations, for those adolescents placed in family treatment, place of birth was not significantly associated with treatment response. However, both, U.S. and non-U.S. born adolescents demonstrated a change over time when receiving family treatment, suggesting that the family substance abuse treatment utilized in this intervention effected change over time.

Identifier

FI14050493

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