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| Published: June 25, 2016

Adolescent Users of Chewable Tobacco: Male / Female Personality Comparisons

Dr. Priya Rajkumar

PHD. Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Hislop College, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Dipti Christian

Principal Hislop College, Head of Department of Psychology, Hislop College, Rashtrasant Tukdoji MaharajNagpur University (RTMNU), Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.090/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.090

ABSTRACT

Prevalence of chewable tobacco among adolescents has multiplied incite of ban on tobacco products. The study compares personality characteristics of 275 male and female users of chewable tobacco (gutkha, kharra) between 12 to 18 years using catell’s high school personality questionnaire. Significant differences were seen in intelligence levels with female users scoring less on intelligence (3.35) than male users (3.81). F females scored higher in expediency and evasion of rules (9.34) than males (10.38) and also had lower levels of self discipline and control (9.72) as compared to males (10.50). Programs for tobacco cessation need to build trust and rapport at initiation stage, target female users keeping in mind their more assertive self image and incorporate meaningful unstructured activities for them.

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Dr. Priya Rajkumar @ priya.ashvita@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.090/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.090

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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