The Resource The effect of adult children of alcoholic recovery on locus of control orientation, tolerance of ambiguity, and spiritual well-being, by Diana Sanborn

The effect of adult children of alcoholic recovery on locus of control orientation, tolerance of ambiguity, and spiritual well-being, by Diana Sanborn

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The effect of adult children of alcoholic recovery on locus of control orientation, tolerance of ambiguity, and spiritual well-being
Title
The effect of adult children of alcoholic recovery on locus of control orientation, tolerance of ambiguity, and spiritual well-being
Statement of responsibility
by Diana Sanborn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study investigated the effects of adult children of alcoholic (ACA) recovery on the variables locus of control (LOC), tolerance of ambiguity (TOA), spiritual well-being (SWB), and awareness of parental alcoholism (CAST), through a retrospective, correlational design. Subjects completed a written packet of tests which measured these characteristics, first, in the present time frame, and, second, from a "prerecovery" perspective. ACA recovery was defined as a composite variable following a factor analysis of five variables: lengths of ACA awareness, therapy, and 12-Step recovery, combined with steps worked from 12-Step programs, and a self-assessed stage of recovery score. Subjects were primarily recruited via psychotherapists or 12-Step programs. The 87 volunteers included 66 women and 21 men, aged 26 to 57 years, and averaging 16.7 years of education. Of the mostly Caucasian sample, 100% had therapy experience and 79% had attended 12-Step programs. The study found insignificant correlations between ACA recovery and TOA, SWB, and CAST for the full sample. However, the increased correlation between ACA recovery and the universal forces dimension of locus of control from prerecovery to the present approached significance. Subset analyses tended to show opposite effects for women and men, and alcoholic/substance abusers and nonabusers. Other subgroups with significant results were spiritual practitioners and nonpractitioners, members of AA and substance related 12-Step programs, and subjects having either mothers or both parents as alcoholics. While not correlated with ACA recovery as defined, substantial changes in SWB and LOC, with a lesser change in TOA, were reported by the sample. Qualitative analysis also revealed seven themes from random and optional subject comments, including development of self, affect and feelings, relationships, spirituality, health concerns, and sexual abuse history. The main conclusion of the study was that ACAs report substantial changes in SWB and LOC, and lesser changes in TOA. However, correlations between ACA recovery and these personality variables were insignificant to moderate. For future research, the ACA recovery variable needs further exploration and definition which might show stronger relationships with the personality variables. TOA, LOC, and SWB may have broader applications in addiction related populations
Cataloging source
MUU
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Sanborn, Diana
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1994.
Granting institution
California Institute of Integral Studies
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Recovering alcoholics
  • Locus of control
  • Toleration
  • Well-being
Target audience
specialized
Label
The effect of adult children of alcoholic recovery on locus of control orientation, tolerance of ambiguity, and spiritual well-being, by Diana Sanborn
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Publication
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
813987781
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
xiv, 187 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)813987781
Label
The effect of adult children of alcoholic recovery on locus of control orientation, tolerance of ambiguity, and spiritual well-being, by Diana Sanborn
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
813987781
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
xiv, 187 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)813987781

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