Cognitive predictors of incarcerated substance abusers' readiness to change
Date of Issue2002
National Institute of Education
The present study sought to determine the predictive validity of these specific cognitive factors – the substance abuser’s level of self-efficacy, his evaluation of the costs and benefits of continued substance use and the evaluation of his quality of life – on his readiness to change. Further, the study also aimed to shed light on how each of the predictor variables would differ in the continuum of an abuser’s readiness to change.
Nanyang Technological University