Department

Counseling and Human Services

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Date of Award

10-2019

Format

.pdf

Degree Level

Ph.D.

LCSH subject

Big Five model

Proquest Document ID

2386383544

Identifier

Myers10-2019

School/University

St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas)

Size or duration

vi, 70 pages

Document Type

Dissertation

First Advisor

Dan Ratliff

Abstract

Students pursuing careers in substance abuse counseling may have higher rates of substance abuse histories than the general student body Previous research has shown that substance abuse is negatively correlated with Conscientiousness, yet academic success is positively correlated with Conscientiousness. This may put them at risk for academic difficulties. There is no previous research that has investigated the links betwe en personality traits, substance abuse history, and academic success. This study investigated the correlations between personality, substance abuse history, and academic success with 103 participants from an addict ion counseling program at a community college in South Texas. The Big Five Inventory (BFI) was used to assess Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Neuroticism, Openness, and Agreeableness. Academic success was me asured using self-reported GPA. Questions pertaining to substance abuse history were included. Results indicated that the obtained means of the variables for Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversi on, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism were extreme. Practical implications of the findings and directions for future research are discussed.

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