Coping with Young Self-Absorbed Group MembersNina W Brown*
CHS Department, Education Building, Old Dominion University, Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nina W Brown
CHS Department, Education Building
Old Dominion University, Hampton Blvd. Norfolk
VA 23529, USA
Tel: 0045 23 64 01 77
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 29, 2017; Accepted date: May 11, 2017; Published date: May 18, 2017
Citation: Brown NW (2017) Coping with Young Self-Absorbed Group Members. J Addict Res Ther 8:325. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000325
Copyright: © 2017 Brown NW. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The previous study by Kearns and Brown used 200 volunteer participants attending a community AA program to determine what variables could distinguish between newcomers to the program, chronic relapsers and endurers. The discriminant analysis produced a factor that accounted for 80% of the variance with the group deviancy score on the GSQ loading at 0.69 and age as -0.84. This factor was termed “young and self-absorbed”. Presented here as a follow-up and guide for group leaders are the behavioral indicators and suggestions for coping with these behaviors to lessen their negative impact on the group, the members, the leader, and to prevent that member from being harmed in the group.