Social networks, support, and psychosocial functioning among American Indian women in treatment

Jenny W Chong, Darlene Lopez

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Abstract

The relationship of social networks and social support to the psychosocial functioning (self-efficacy, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and hostility) of 159 American Indian women undergoing residential substance abuse treatment at Native American Connections was assessed. Social support and active participation by clients' families during treatment were found to be significantly related to improved psychosocial functioning. No relationship was found between positive social networks and psychosocial improvement. Interventions for substance abuse should aim to include family and friends in clients' treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-85
Number of pages24
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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North American Indians
American Indian
Social Support
substance abuse
social support
social network
self-esteem
Substance-Related Disorders
self-efficacy
anxiety
Hostility
participation
Self Efficacy
Therapeutics
Self Concept
Anxiety
Depression
Social Networks
American Indians
Substance Abuse

Keywords

  • American Indian
  • Social network
  • Social support
  • Substance abuse
  • Treatment
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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