Prediction of Addiction Potential in Youth According to Personality Trait


Mahdieh Adroom 1 , * , Zahra Nikmanesh 2

1 MSc of Psychology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Adroom M , Nikmanesh Z. Prediction of Addiction Potential in Youth According to Personality Trait, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(2):e93599.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (2); e93599
Published Online: December 03, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: May 26, 2011
Accepted: June 29, 2011


Bakground: The aim of this study was to predict the psychological tendency to drug abuse in youths according to their personality characteristics.

Materials and Method: The research sample includes male and female students of Zahedan Medical Science University with the average age of 19-24years. The proportional cluster random sampling was used for selection of participants. The hypotheses were analyzed, using Pearson correlation method, regression analysis, one way ANOVA and t- test for two independent groups.

Result: The results indicated positive relationships among addiction aptitude and personality characteristics. It also was demonstrated that in the personality characteristics domain, determined 47% of the addiction aptitude.

Conclusion: It is necessary to focus training prevention and intervention on all students. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 101-104]


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