Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between alcoholism and satisfaction with life. The sample was selected from students and non-students at Montclair State University. The materials were two questionnaires, the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) and the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). The MAST had 25 questions and the SWLS had 5 questions. These questionnaires were given to subjects at a staged bake sale. The participants filled out the questionnaires and put the completed forms into marked boxes to preserve anonymity.
The data was analyzed by correlating MAST and SWLS scores. It was expected that there would be a strong negative correlation between MAST score and SWLS score, for all groups, meaning a strong negative correlation between alcoholism and satisfaction with life.
The results of the study showed an expected significant negative relationship between alcoholism and satisfaction with life for the total sample and a stronger relationship for the alcoholic group.
Albert, Michael William, "The Relationship Between Alcoholism and Satisfaction with Life" (2013). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 713.