Alcohol dependency and individual differences

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Williams, Michael R. R.
  • Subject: BV | HV
    mesheuropmc: humanities

This research dissertation is carried out on behalf of the Stauros Foundation, a Christian agency which endeavours to offer pastoral care and support to people with an alcohol dependency problem. The sample population consisted of 207 individuals who completed a questionnaire that covered five categories of interest, for example, background biographical, alcohol and family background, drinking habits, effects of drinking habits and perceived pastoral needs. [...]
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    Chapter 4 Religious conversion and alcohol dependency ...................................84 1. Introduction .............................................................................................84 2. Theoretical context: religious conversion ...............................................85 3. Religious conversion and alcohol dependency .......................................89 a. Psychology of religious conversion ............................................91 b. Alcoholics Anonymous ...............................................................94 c. Stauros Foundation .....................................................................99 4. Main findings ........................................................................................104 5. Conclusion ............................................................................................106

    Chapter 8 Secondary consequences and alcohol dependency ...........................194 1. Introduction ...........................................................................................194 2. Theoretical context: external relational circumstances .........................196 a. Marital status .............................................................................197 b. Profile pattern: sex ....................................................................200 c. Profile pattern: age ....................................................................201 d. Family relationships ..................................................................202 e. Profile pattern: sex ....................................................................207 f. Profile pattern: age ....................................................................207 3. Internal moral considerations ................................................................208 a. Violence ....................................................................................208 b. Profile pattern: sex ....................................................................213 c. Profile pattern: age ....................................................................214 d. Antisocial behaviour .................................................................215 e. Profile pattern: sex ....................................................................217

    Chapter 9 Family background and alcohol dependency ...................................222 1. Introduction ...........................................................................................222 2. Theoretical background.........................................................................224 3. The influence of alcohol .......................................................................228 4. Familial density and harmful drinking ..................................................230 a. Profile pattern: sex ....................................................................233 b. Profile pattern: age ....................................................................234 5. Familial harmful drinking and drinking motives ..................................234 6. Familial harmful drinking and children ................................................237 7. Familial harmful drinking and adolescents ...........................................243 8. Main findings ........................................................................................247 9. Conclusion ............................................................................................249

    Chapter 10 Parental image and alcohol dependency .........................................252 1. Introduction ...........................................................................................252 2. Theoretical background: attachment theory ..........................................254 a. Parental image ...........................................................................255 3. Parental image: maternal carer ..............................................................259 a. Maternal availability .................................................................260 b. Maternal persona .......................................................................261 c. Maternal function ......................................................................262 4. Parental image: paternal carer ...............................................................263 a. Paternal availability ..................................................................263 b. Paternal persona ........................................................................264 c. Paternal function .......................................................................265 5. Harmful drinking and perceived parental image ...................................265 6. Main findings ........................................................................................271 7. Conclusion ............................................................................................272

    Chapter 12 Psychological type and alcohol dependency ...................................319 1. Introduction ...........................................................................................319 2. Theoretical context: psychological type theory ....................................321 3. Psychological type dynamics ................................................................324 a. Dominant function ....................................................................324 b. Auxiliary function .....................................................................325 c. Inferior function ........................................................................326 d. Tertiary function .......................................................................326 4. Uniqueness and commonality ...............................................................327 5. Psychological type reliability ................................................................328 a. Extraversion / introversion ........................................................328 b. Sensing / intuition .....................................................................329 c. Thinking / feeling ......................................................................333

    5.1 Drinking history: overview ...............................................................................119

    5.2 Drinking history: sex .........................................................................................124

    5.3 Drinking history: age ........................................................................................126

    5.4 Drinking practice: overview .............................................................................128

    5.5 Drinking practice: sex .......................................................................................134

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