Presentation Title

Gender and the Self-Sufficiency Matrix Scores

Advisor Information

Jeanette Harder

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

7-3-2014 12:00 PM

Abstract

In the United States is that there is an estimation of 20.6 million people who were classified with substance dependence or abuse (U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). Catholic Charities, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a nonprofit private support provider for clients dealing with addictions. This poster will present the statistical findings of gender and the Self-Sufficiency Matrix scores provided by Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities uses the Arizona Homeless Evaluation project Self-Sufficiency Matrix Tool to measure the progress of participants in 17 categories. The responses range from 1-5 on a 5-point Likert scale with 1 being in crisis and 5 being empowered. Included in this study is a review of journal articles that correlate with the program, and a summary of the statistical findings in various categories including gender. The research design that was used in collecting my data was pretest-posttest. A pretest-posttest design was used because the participants fill out a self-sufficiency matrix tool prior to treatment. After completing treatment, the participants once again fill out a Self-Sufficiency Matrix tool to see how they are doing post-treatment. This study validates that although there is a relationship between gender and the Self-Sufficiency Matrix scores, the findings were found to be not statistically significant. This study was designed to help Catholic Charities evaluate its progress using the Self-Sufficiency Matrix tool. To help Catholic Charities improve behavior among participants, strengths, limitations, and recommendation are provided at the end.

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Mar 7th, 9:00 AM Mar 7th, 12:00 PM

Gender and the Self-Sufficiency Matrix Scores

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

In the United States is that there is an estimation of 20.6 million people who were classified with substance dependence or abuse (U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). Catholic Charities, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a nonprofit private support provider for clients dealing with addictions. This poster will present the statistical findings of gender and the Self-Sufficiency Matrix scores provided by Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities uses the Arizona Homeless Evaluation project Self-Sufficiency Matrix Tool to measure the progress of participants in 17 categories. The responses range from 1-5 on a 5-point Likert scale with 1 being in crisis and 5 being empowered. Included in this study is a review of journal articles that correlate with the program, and a summary of the statistical findings in various categories including gender. The research design that was used in collecting my data was pretest-posttest. A pretest-posttest design was used because the participants fill out a self-sufficiency matrix tool prior to treatment. After completing treatment, the participants once again fill out a Self-Sufficiency Matrix tool to see how they are doing post-treatment. This study validates that although there is a relationship between gender and the Self-Sufficiency Matrix scores, the findings were found to be not statistically significant. This study was designed to help Catholic Charities evaluate its progress using the Self-Sufficiency Matrix tool. To help Catholic Charities improve behavior among participants, strengths, limitations, and recommendation are provided at the end.