Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Fall 1973

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Myron Boor


This study examined the ability of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (M-C SDS) to assess treatment outcome for alcoholics who had undergone an inpatient treatment program. The study sought to determine whether there would be a significant difference between the M-C SDS discharge scores of a group of 24 former patients who had maintained complete abstinence and those of a group of 24 former patients who had not maintained total abstinence during their first post-treatment year. It was hypothesized that the group that had not maintained total abstinence during the first post-treatment year would have significantly higher M-C SDS scores than the group which had maintained total abstinence. This hypotheses was based on the premise that defensive Ss (those with high M-C SDS scores) would be less likely to maintain total abstinence than would Ss whose M-C SDS scores indicated less defensiveness.


Copyright 1973 Charles J. Griffith


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