Attributions made towards alcoholics and recovering alcoholics within employment related scenarios

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Jonathan Marmorstein (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Richard Ogle

Abstract: The purpose of this experiment was to examine the effects of alcoholism recovery status and the correspondence bias in a workplace setting. The two conditions were constrained using minimal, maximal and control vignettes with the dependent variables being questions assessing situational or dispositional attribution. Additional questions assessing appropriate consequences were asked. The study hypotheses were not confirmed; however, there was a main effect of recovery status on perceptions of probability of occurrence of future problem behavior in that the probability of reoccurrence of behavior (being late) in the future was higher for the alcoholic condition than in the control condition. The results possibly indicate evidence for a discrimination between recovery status of alcoholics, recovering alcoholics and non-alcoholics and the reoccurring of future negative behaviors.

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A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Alcoholics--Rehabilitation--United States, Alcoholism and employment--United States, Recovering alcoholics--Employment--Public opinion
Recovering alcoholics -- Employment -- Public opinion
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Alcoholism and employment -- United States

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