Date of Award

5-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

School of Social Work

First Advisor

Hattie Mitchell

Abstract

The overall objective of this study was to determine the factors which contribute to the impact on attitudes of African-Americans' use and abuse of alcohol. To attain this objective, the following variables were addressed by the researcher: a) environment; b) family relationships c) adaptability and coping; and d) health problems. A descriptive research design was used in the study. A self-administered questionnaire was given to thirty men and women who were patients at the Grady Memorial Hospital Outpatient Emergency Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. Simple descriptive statistics in the form of frequencies and percentages, along with standard deviations and correlations were used. The results of the study indicated that factors leading to alcohol abuse were: 1) environment; 2) family relationships; 3) psychological adjustments and 4) health problems. The study was an attempt to provide a clear understanding of the factors which contribute to the attitudes of African-Americans' use and abuse of alcohol and to assess the significance of the relationship.

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