Authors

Roxxanne Newman

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Document Type

Thesis

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The present research was designed to address the gap in research regarding recovery capital, stress, and drug-taking abstinence self-efficacy. Prior research on recovery capital and stress has demonstrated that recovery capital buffers stress in recovery and enhances quality of life. Additionally, prior research has demonstrated that stress depletes self-control, and contributes to continued relapse behaviors, while self-efficacy represents the ability to abstain from drug use. The current research sought to examine the role of recovery capital as a mediator between stress and drug-taking abstinence self-efficacy. Participants in the community completed a survey packet that measure recovery capital, perceived stress, and drug-taking abstinence self-efficacy, as well as additional demographic and psychosocial background information. Results indicated that recovery capital mediated the relationship between stress and drug-taking self-efficacy. Additionally, results indicated significant relationships between the demographics, independent and dependent variables.

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