Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Alcoholism is a common occurrence. According to the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (1998), there are approximately 76 million Americans who have had a family member with an alcohol problem. Adult children of alcoholics (ACoAs) were studied to compare the differences between resiliency scores with adult children of non-alcoholics (NACoAs). We found that p = .022, indicating there was a significant difference among ACoAs and NACoAs. We found that NCoAs had a higher resiliency score than NACoAs. We also looked at differences in resiliency scores among the ACoAs who had a same gendered alcoholic parent and an opposite gendered alcoholic parent. We found no difference among resiliency scores and gender of the parent, p = .796, indicating that gender of the parent does not have an effect upon resiliency scores for this group.
Redlin, Skylar and Borchardt, Jamie
"A comparison of resiliency in adult children of alcoholics versus adult children of non-alcoholics,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 24:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol24/iss1/9