Students’ perceptions of social support and recovery: The social support model used in replicating collegiate recovery communities
The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the Social Support Model used in the replication of Texas Tech University’s Collegiate Recovery Community. Secondary data was drawn from a larger study, with four universities participating in the quantitative cross sectional study. Examined was the relationship between recovering college students’ perception of functional social support and their perception of their own quality of recovery. The results showed, when viewed separately, none of the four types of perceived social support were significantly related to students’ perceptions of quality of recovery. However, the relationship between the combined social support components and recovery revealed a statistically significant relationship. This finding suggests a holistic approach to social support, one that offers the array of the four types may benefit recovering students. Additionally, the study found that younger students perceived greater amounts of recovery.