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ERIC Number: EJ845447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
The Role of Personality Variables in Drug Abuse in a Spanish University Population
Garcia-Montes, Jose M.; Zaldivar-Basurto, Flor; Lopez-Rios, Francisca; Molina-Moreno, Antonio
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v7 n3 p475-487 Jul 2009
This article explores the relationships between certain cognitive and emotional factors (sensation seeking, impulsivity, self-esteem, anxiety sensitivity and loneliness) and regular consumption of alcohol and other drugs by a university population from Almeria (South Spain). During 2005 and 2006 students were given a battery of questionnaires related to these personality variables and the substances they had consumed. After filling out the psychometric tests, the participants gave a urine sample which was then analyzed. The findings stress the role of sensation seeking and loneliness, understood as social maladjustment, in the regular consumption of alcohol and other drugs, in both men and women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain