Date of Award

5-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

School of Social Work

First Advisor

Dr. Sandra Foster

Abstract

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.

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