Comparison of the prevalence of adult children of alcoholics between nursing and noncaretaking occupations

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dc.contributor.advisor Dillard, Nancy L. en_US Greer, Cathy L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:45Z 2011-06-03T19:36:45Z 1994 en_US 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1994 .G74 en_US
dc.description.abstract Theoretical speculation implies Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs) are drawn in disproportionate numbers to caretaking occupations. This study compared the prevalence of ACOAs between nursing and noncaretaking occupations. A cover letter, demographic questionnaire, and Children of Alcoholics Screening Test (CAST) were distributed to a random sample of 196 registered nurses and 184 noncaretaking employees at a large metropolitan hospital. Seventy-nine nursing and 104 noncaretaking occupations respondents completed the questionnaires.Comparison of demographic data for nursing and noncaretaking occupations revealed similar composition regarding age, number of marriages, and race. There were more male, divorced, widowed, and first born respondents in noncaretaking occupations than in nursing.ACOAs were identified in 21.5% of nursing respondents and 19.2% of noncaretaking occupation respondents. Chi-square showed no significant difference between the proportion of ACOAs in nursing and noncaretaking occupations at the .05 level of confidence. Thus, the null hypothesis was not rejected. This study found ACOAs are not drawn in disproportionate numbers to nursing.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent 2, vii, 106 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adult children of alcoholics -- Employment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social service -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Helping behavior. en_US
dc.title Comparison of the prevalence of adult children of alcoholics between nursing and noncaretaking occupations en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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