Motivation Change in Therapeutic Community Residential Treatment


Department of Behavioral and Historical Studies, Centenary College, Box #403, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (e-mail:


Latent growth curve analysis was used to assess motivation change across 3 time points for 120 therapeutic community residents. Models included the time-in-variant predictor of readiness for treatment, which significantly predicted initial treatment motivation but not the rate of motivation change over time.