Date of Award

5-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Hattie M. Mitchell

Abstract

This exploratory descriptive study examined variables which will help social workers to better understand cocaine addicted mothers. The following factors were identified:

(a) Ego Strength

(b) Self-Esteem

(c) Self-Acceptance.

A forty-six (46) item self-administered questionnaire was given to the sample population of thirty females ranging in age from eighteen to forty (18-40). Fifteen (15) of the cocaine addicted mothers were in treatment at a local metropolitan hospital; fifteen (15) of the non-drug dependent mothers were attending a local metropolitan college.

The findings revealed that there is no significant difference in the ego strength, self-esteem, and self acceptance of cocaine addicted mothers and non-drug dependent mothers.

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