ERIC Number: ED211892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Certain Personality Variables in Alcoholics.
Brown, Idalyn S.
While extensive research has examined the personality of the alcoholic, current interest centers on the use of differential treatment for different personality types. The aim of such treatment is to focus on the disorder underlying the problem of alcoholism for each particular patient. To look for relationships among personality variables, personality measures were completed by 54 male and 17 female alcoholics in a residential treatment facility. The sample was found to be authoritarian in terms of self-esteem and masculinity positively related in both sexes. No sex differences were found for self-esteem, dominance, dependency, locus of control, repression-sensitization, authoritarianism, or masculinity. Surprisingly, on measures of masculinity-femininity, 43.3% of the males were"undifferentiated," whereas only 17.6% of the females were in this category. The findings indicate a highly authoritarian nature of both females and males in the study. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (52nd, New York, NY, April 22-25, 1981).