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ERIC Number: ED084467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 90
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Drug Dependence--A Comparative Study to Discover Significant Factors Relating to Interpersonal and Intrafamilial Relationships Prevalent in a Group of Trainees at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Kearns, Patricia M.
This thesis is an analysis of data concerning drug usage among three groups of young soldiers and isolates significant factors relating to characteristic interpersonal and intrafamilial relationships prevalent in these groups. Those soldiers dependent on drugs all came from families that they considered disharmonious. The following variables discriminated drug-dependent individuals: family relationship, father relationship, neighborhood status, teacher relationships, school preference, opium usage, barbiturate usage, marihuana usage, arrests, convictions, whether the natural parents were living, and whether the individual lived at home until the age of 16. To differentiate between drug users and non-drug users, the study derived a predictive formula consisting of family relationship, teacher relationships, marihuana usage, and arrests. The author suggests the incorporation of sophisticated testing into Army selection procedures to detect maladjusted young men. (Author/LAA)
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Note: M.S. thesis in Health Care Administration, Trinity University