Comparison of Ego Strength between Addicted and Non Addicted People from Karaj and Tehran Cities of Iran
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 166-168
Received: Sep. 4, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2014; Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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Zynab Rezaei Behbahani, Department of Psychology, College of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Alborz, Iran
Ali Reza Kakavand, Faculty of Social Science, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran
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Abstract
A healthy ego-strength is connected to a healthy self-concept, one that is flexible, thus can look at a situation and see outcome of it, understand the difference between wants and needs, and practices acceptance to distinguish between what can and cannot be changed, to respond accordingly. The aim of this research was to compare the ego strength of addicted and non addicted people. The sample size of 200 men (100 addicts+ 100 non addicts) living in Karaj and Tehran cities of Islamic Republic of Iran that was selected through the availability sampling. To collect data, a 52-item BESS (Barron’s ego strength scale) questionnaire was used. The normal t-test was applied as statistics methods and for data analysis using SPSS software. Sig.-value of 0.0001 indicates that the difference between the addicted and healthy people is statistically significant. The high ego-strength scores of the healthy people indicate that they can defeat the difficulties. On the other hand, the low ego-strength scores of the addicted people indicate that they cannot overcome the problem correctly.
Keywords
Addiction, Ego Strength, Addicted and Normal People
To cite this article
Zynab Rezaei Behbahani, Ali Reza Kakavand, Comparison of Ego Strength between Addicted and Non Addicted People from Karaj and Tehran Cities of Iran, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2014, pp. 166-168. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20140306.18
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