Date of Award

7-1-1989

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Professor Hattie Mitchell

Abstract

The overall objective of this study was to examine the psychosocial affects of HIV/AIDS on the significant other of a PWA. To attain this objective, psychosocial affects in the following areas of anxiety and depression, family relations, self-concept, and alienation were addressed by the researcher. A casual comparative research design was used in the study. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to male and female PWAs and significant others in an agency in the Atlanta Metropolitan area which serves PWA and significant others.

The study was an attempt to provide a better understanding of the psychosocial affects HIV/AIDS has on the significant other of a PWA in relations to anxiety and depression, family relations, self concept and alienation in an effort to determine how social workers can better help this population.

The findings of this research indicate that there was a significant difference between the psychosocial affects of HIV/AIDS on a PWA and his/her significant other in the area of self concept.

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