This is a Research Planning Grant for a woman scientist. It is a study of identity transformation in drug addiction, examining the impact of cultural, social-structural, and personal factors. It extends the internal and external validity, chiefly in conceptual coherence and scope, of an identity-based etiological model of addiction that has earlier demonstrated success in explaining the identity transformations of addicts following their movement into drug addiction. A research instrument will be constructed and preliminary analysis will be undertaken, including instrument refinement, using a stratified probability sample of diverse individuals (whites and blacks, males and females) seeking treatment for drug addiction in Michigan. The results of the ultimate research project promise to produce a more culturally and structurally inclusive identity-based etiological model of drug addiction and an increased understanding of the link between maco-sociological and micro-sociological processes in identity formation. %%% This project will contribute to solution of a difficult social problem with extensive policy implications, and it will extend an important scientific theory concerning the ways that personal and social factors shape an individual's self-image. In addition, it will assist a woman scientist in establishing a productive research career.
|Effective start/end date||07/15/94 → 12/31/95|
- National Science Foundation: $18,000.00