ERIC Number: ED406619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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Adult Children of Alcoholics in the Classroom: Implications for Educators.
Powell, Jack L.; Oliver, Peter V.
This study examined the impact of being an adult child of an alcoholic family (COA) on one's personal and interpersonal adjustment. First, it was predicted that because of difficulties with interpersonal trust, COAs would express less of a need for social approval compared with non-COAs. A related prediction was that COAs would report being involved in romantic relationships of shorter duration compared with non-COAs. Third, COAs were predicted to report less satisfaction with their experiences in college. The results of the respondents (58 females and 43 males) confirmed all three predictions in the investigation. Implications of these findings suggest that undergraduate COAs have a unique set of issues that may negatively affect their experiences in college. The role that teachers can play in helping COA students to develop trust and healthy relationships is examined. Contains 26 references. (Author/LSR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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