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Correlates of employment: A cohort study
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Robert C. Sterling
  • Edward Gottheil
  • Scott D. Glassman, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • S. P. Weinstein
  • Ronald D. Serota
  • Alan Lundy
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Employment is often viewed as a potent indicator of substance abuse treatment outcome. This study was conducted to determine if personality and/or demographic characteristics of a cohort of unemployed substance dependent persons presenting for addiction treatment might predict employment 9 months postadmission. By using stepwise discriminant function analysis, seven variables predictive of employment were identified. The positive value of employment was clearly documented. Those who gained employment were functioning better with regard to social and drug-use parameters than those who did not.

This article was published in American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 137-146.

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Robert C. Sterling, Edward Gottheil, Scott D. Glassman, S. P. Weinstein, et al.. "Correlates of employment: A cohort study" American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Vol. 27 Iss. 1 (2001) p. 137 - 146
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