ERIC Number: ED098486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Personality Correlates of Polydrug Abuse.
Kilpatrick, Dean G.; And Others
Although the personality correlates of heroin addiction, LSD use, and marijuana smoking have been frequently investigated, relatively few data are available to describe the personality or lifestyle variables correlated with the pattern of polydrug abuse. In an attempt to gather such information, 17 polydrug users, selected from a group of 224 young adult, male, hospitalized veterans were matched for socioeconomic class and age with 17 controls who reported no experience with drugs of any kind. Comparison of the two groups on several personality measures showed significant differences on indices of neuroticism, sensation-seeking, and state anxiety. On the basis of personality characteristics, veterans could be classified into drug usage categories with 97.05 percent accuracy. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Veterans Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)