Title

An investigation of alcoholic subgroups in the homeless population

Date of Award

1989

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Charles Carver, Committee Chair

Abstract

A cluster analysis was performed on the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-II (MCMI-II) profiles of homeless alcoholics. Five groups emerged, four of which had been found in previous work. Two groups of sociopaths emerged which differed in the degree to which internal discomfort was experienced. A "Classic Alcoholic Type" was approximated in the third group in which chronic distress is experienced. The fourth group was similar to the "Acute Reactive Depressive" group found previously, characterized by a tense, anxious presentation. Finally a relatively healthy group of individuals with some sociopathic traits emerged. These groups were compared on the basis of dispositional optimism, background variables and treatment completion.

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical

Link to Full Text

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