Recovery at work: The relationship between social identity and commitment among substance abuse counselors.
Summary of "Recovery at work: The relationship between social identity and commitment among substance abuse counselors."
The complex makeup of the substance abuse treatment workforce poses unique challenges to the field. One interesting dynamic is the high rate of counselors who are personally recovering from addictions. Based on social identity theory, it was expected that counselors working in the field of substance abuse treatment who are in recovery themselves will identify more with their profession and report higher professional and organizational commitment. Data from a study of substance abuse counselors from across the United States support the proposed relationship between personal recovery status and professional commitment but not organizational commitment.
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of substance abuse treatment
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20674241
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2010.06.006
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