Ram A. Cnaan

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Too few studies have assessed the relationship between youth risk behaviors and religiosity using measures which captured the varied extent to which youth are engaged in religion. This study applied three measures of religiosity and risk behaviors. In addition, this study ascertained information about youths' participation in religious activities from a(More)
DEDICATION I would like to dedicate this dissertation to my family who has been my support system since day one. I would have not been able to get through this program without my mother (Ethel Wilson), father (Samuel Wilson), brothers and sister-in-laws (Camara & Sharon Wilson and Sekou Wilson & Cecily McCarty). Their guidance, support and encouragement(More)
The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is an instrument widely used to assess the treatment problems of substance users. Its psychometric properties have been tested and found satisfactory for many types of substance abusers entering treatment. However, there are many other subgroups of substance users not in formal treatment, such as homeless substance users.(More)
___________________ The Research Reports series is a publication of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the C The three wavy lines shown here are a symbol from ancient times representing the human intellect in action. Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming). He serves on(More)
OBJECTIVE Because discharged methadone maintenance patients represent a population at particularly high public health risk, the authors studied such patients 1 year after their discharge from a methadone program. METHOD The locations of 94 of 110 discharged patients were successfully determined 1 year after discharge. Nine (10%) of these patients had(More)
Programs targeting student volunteering and service learning are aimed at encouraging civic behaviour among young people. This article reports on a large-scale international survey comparing volunteering among university students in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The data revealed high rates of student(More)
The volunteer management literature suggests that the most effective means of recruitment is personal asking. However, agencies that apply this method do not report the expected success in volunteer recruitment. Often they face the volunteer recruitment fallacy: those people assumed to be interested in volunteering do not necessarily volunteer. Based on the(More)