Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name



Social Work and Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Sandra J. Foster


This study was conducted using a survey research design to examine the effects of attitudes of black males on their use of Twelve-Step Programs. Seventy recovering black men who attend Twelve-Step meetings were surveyed. A scale was designed to measure the dependent variable, use and attendance of twelve-step meetings and the independent variable, attitudes of black males. Pearson’s "R" was used to test the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. Results indicated that there was a significant relationship between attitudes and the use and attendance of Twelve-Step groups. The research hypothesis that attitudes effect black males use of Twelve-Step meetings was proven. Therefore, the hypothesis was accepted.

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