Faculty Advisor

Addison, W. A.

Faculty Advisor

Rivera, Angel A

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

This project is a product of three major requirements, Biotechnology, International and Spanish Studies. This project investigated the correlation between substance abuse and accommodation disorder in the Latino population of Worcester, MA. These correlations were obtained by quantitative data collected from a survey that was administered to the Latino community at different community centers. The survey was distributed at locations selected based on non-probability convenience sampling. The results indicated a possible correlation between acculturative stressors leading to accommodation disorder and substance abuse. The purpose of this project was to create a framework that would assist future studies that would have the means to administer this survey with a larger sample size.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Humanities and Arts

Major

International Studies

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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