Date of Award

2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Slane, Steve

Subject Headings

Alcoholism and employment, Recovering alcoholics -- Psychological aspects, Self-disclosure -- Psychological aspects, Decision making -- Psychological aspects, alcoholism workplace recovering alcoholic self-disclosure recovered alcoholic

Abstract

While the impact of employee substance abuse on the workplace is well documented, research studies concerning the experience of recovered alcoholics in the workplace are scarce. Recovered alcoholics who must negotiate a sober identity in the workplace where alcohol may be part of the social culture may feel disconnected from coworkers or may experience anxiety trying to conceal their alcoholism. A survey of recovered alcoholic men and women was used to investigate whether or not recovered alcoholics disclose their alcoholism in the workplace, to whom the information is disclosed, the impact of making such a disclosure, and the factors that inform the decision whether or not to disclose their alcoholism

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