Self-efficacy, social capital, and the common liability to addiction: relationships to adolescent choices for addiction treatment
Engelhardt, Erich Joseph
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This dissertation examined the relationship between the predictor variables of adolescent refusal self-efficacy, social capital, and the common liability to addiction and the outcome variable of continuing care choices. Using a sample of 71 adolescents who had attended The CASTLE, High Point treatment center’s adolescent center in 2011, evidence was found to support the relationship between refusal self-efficacy, social capital and these outcomes. Following the results of preliminary analyses, family history of drug use was included in the list of predictor variables examined, in relation to the outcome of adolescent continuing care choices. It was determined that refusal selfefficacy and social capital were related to outcome choices of adolescents during treatment. Furthermore, including the independent variables of family history of drug use and common liability to addiction provided a more robust display of the directions adolescents moved towards.