Daphna Ram

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BACKGROUND Social support and characteristics of one's social network have been shown to be beneficial for abstinence and substance use disorder recovery. The current study explores how specific sources of social support relate to general feelings of social support and abstinence-specific self-efficacy. METHODS Data were collected from 31 of 33(More)
A variety of measures of sense of community have been developed, but the identification of latent factors in developed scales to measure this construct have encountered significant psychometric problems involving reliability and validity. We present a new measure called the Psychological Sense of Community Scale, which is based on 3 distinct ecological(More)
Women engaging in substance use who have been justice-involved are sys-temically isolated from the legal economy and are therefore underresourced. Utilizing a conservation of resources framework of stress, this study examined the resources of 200 women exiting the criminal justice system who reported a history of substance abuse. Because a confirmatory(More)
One of the tenets of community psychology is examining psychological phenomena in context, and our studies explored the relationship between hope and context among individuals in recovery for substance use disorders. Study 1 involved 595 participants who resided in 90 recovery homes. We found that context, as house effects, was salient in residents'(More)
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