Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications

 

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dc.contributor.advisor De Wet, J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Robins, Cecilia Kay en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-21T19:20:57Z
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dc.date.issued 1978 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Robins, C. 1978. Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18088
dc.description Bibliography: leaf xiii-xiv. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Classifying subtypes is widely accepted in alcoholics research on males. Female alcoholics are largely investigated as a homogenous group. Furthermore, the literature indicates that female alcoholics are more psychologically disturbed than male alcoholics. The present study was set up to investigate these issues. Twenty-nine white female alcoholic in-patients at a specialist hospital for alcoholics were tested on Cattell's 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16 PF), the Hostility Direction of Hostility Questionnaire (HDHQ) and the Semantic Differential (SD). Subjects were mostly from the lower-middle class with a mean age of 45,45. Subjects were assigned to one of three groups: Gamma, Delta and Intermediate as defined by Jellinek (1960) using Walton's criteria (1968) of Gamma/Delta alcoholism. It was hypothesized that there would be intergroup differences on all of the above measures. The Symptom Sign Inventory (SSI) was used to compare the degree of psychological disturbance on the above groups with an age-matched sample of male alcoholic in-patients on criteria of neuroticism, psychoticism and personal disturbance. The female gamma group had a higher Total Hostility (p < ,01) Extrapunitiveness (p < ,01) and Intrapunitiveness score (p < 05) than the female delta group. However, the three female subgroups did not differ from each other on the personality factors (16 PF), nor on measures of the perceptions of self (SD). In addition, no differences were found between the sexes in the manifestation of psychological disturbance; although a high proportion of subjects revealed psychological disturbance (SSI). en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Robins, C. K. (1978). <i>Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18088 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Robins, Cecilia Kay. <i>"Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1978. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18088 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Robins CK. Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1978 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18088 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Robins, Cecilia Kay AB - Classifying subtypes is widely accepted in alcoholics research on males. Female alcoholics are largely investigated as a homogenous group. Furthermore, the literature indicates that female alcoholics are more psychologically disturbed than male alcoholics. The present study was set up to investigate these issues. Twenty-nine white female alcoholic in-patients at a specialist hospital for alcoholics were tested on Cattell's 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16 PF), the Hostility Direction of Hostility Questionnaire (HDHQ) and the Semantic Differential (SD). Subjects were mostly from the lower-middle class with a mean age of 45,45. Subjects were assigned to one of three groups: Gamma, Delta and Intermediate as defined by Jellinek (1960) using Walton's criteria (1968) of Gamma/Delta alcoholism. It was hypothesized that there would be intergroup differences on all of the above measures. The Symptom Sign Inventory (SSI) was used to compare the degree of psychological disturbance on the above groups with an age-matched sample of male alcoholic in-patients on criteria of neuroticism, psychoticism and personal disturbance. The female gamma group had a higher Total Hostility (p < ,01) Extrapunitiveness (p < ,01) and Intrapunitiveness score (p < 05) than the female delta group. However, the three female subgroups did not differ from each other on the personality factors (16 PF), nor on measures of the perceptions of self (SD). In addition, no differences were found between the sexes in the manifestation of psychological disturbance; although a high proportion of subjects revealed psychological disturbance (SSI). DA - 1978 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1978 T1 - Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications TI - Female alcoholic subtypes : some clinical and social implications UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18088 ER - en_ZA


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