Counseling and Human Services

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Date of Award




Degree Level


LCSH subject

Substance abuse--treatment--Hispanic American soldiers

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

Size or duration

vii, 58 pages

Document Type


First Advisor

Dan Ratcliff


This study examined factors that influenced whether Hispanic soldiers will elect to seek treatment for alcohol abuse. The data for this study were collected using archival data from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (STARRS) survey conducted between the years 2011 and 2013. The STARRS dataset consisted over 21,000 surveys but for this study the sample size was specific to Hispanic soldiers wi th alcohol abuse (n= 917). The impact of seven independent variables on the dependent variable of treatment seeking was examined in the final statistical model. The seven independent variables examined were pri mary language, gender, marital status, age, immigrant status, psychological distress, and confiding in partners. To analyze the data, this study used a binary logistic regression to examine the outcome variable, treat ment seeking in Hispanic soldiers with alcohol abuse. The results of the binary logistic regression analysis demonstrated that from the seven independent variables under consideration, only psychological distress a nd gender influenced treatment seeking. The mathematical model accurately classified 71.3% of the cases.

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