Date of Award
School of Social Work
Dr. Sandra Foster
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a rites of passage program on homeless African American male substance abusers. The sample for this study consisted of fifteen participants of the Trinity House Kolanji Brotherhood rites of passage program. A survey instrument consisting of sixty-six questions was self-administered. The results were analyzed utilizing Chi-square and paired t-tests. The results indicated that there was a statistically significant effect on the participants’ self-determination. The results further indicated that there was a statistically significant effect on the participants’ drug use and self-esteem.
Michael, Egypt J., "An outcome evaluation study to examine the effects of rites of passage on homeless African American male substance abusers" (1998). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3431.