Date of Award

5-1-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Social Work and Public Health

First Advisor

Ms. Brandi Wilson

Second Advisor

Dr. Roslyn A. Haper-Arnold

Third Advisor

Dr. Vimala Pillari

Abstract

Alcohol use and abuse are prevalent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and there are many social and psychological factors that lead to this dilemma. The majority of alcohol users in KSA are at risk for alcohol abuse as well as developing social, psychological, and physical problems. The focus of this cross-sectional study is psychosocial factors that cause alcohol use and abuse in KSA, as well as examining sociodemographic characteristics in order to determine the susceptibility of Saudi Arabians to use alcohol based on their characteristics. The study is designed to identify the non-separable relationship between certain social and psychological factors that influence alcohol use among Saudi Arabians (SA). However, there is no statistically significant relationship between the variables based on a 0.05 level of probability between the variables. Nonetheless, the findings of this study can be utilized by social workers to address the issues and the need for intervention strategies to manage this issue among Saudi population. Theoretical approaches should be used in education, prevention, and treatment of alcohol use among SA.

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Social Work Commons

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