To Study the Difference in Drug Users & Non Users for Stress, Personality, & Coping Strategies
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 194-203
Received: Oct. 13, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 23, 2015; Published: Dec. 5, 2015
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Harish Kumar Sharma, Department of Psychology, S.B.S. Government College, Kotkapura, Punjab, India
Jaspreet Singh, Department of Psychology, S.B.S. Government College, Kotkapura, Punjab, India
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Stress, personality and coping strategies are important determinants of drug using behaviour. To observe the differences between drug users and non users on such factors, the study was conducted. 240 adolescent male students from different schools and colleges of Punjab with age range 16-25 years from middle class socioeconomic background were the sample. Results indicated higher perceived stress in drug users than non users. It was also found that drug users were higher in neuroticism, extraversion, openness and conscientiousness, but on agreeableness no significant difference was found. Significant differences were also found on coping strategies. Drug users score higher on denial, projection and regression but lower on isolation and turning against self than non users.
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Stress, Personality, Coping, Drug Use
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Harish Kumar Sharma, Jaspreet Singh, To Study the Difference in Drug Users & Non Users for Stress, Personality, & Coping Strategies, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 194-203. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150406.11
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