| Published: March 25, 2016
Depression: Personality and Gender towards Alcohol Drinking Attitude
The main purpose of the research was to study the relationship between the personality characteristics and gender on attitude towards alcohol drinking of the patients who has depression. The study utilized a 2×2 design. The sample population was Ninety which comprised of Females and Males and all were patients diagnosed as depression. The samples were collected from Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai using purposive sampling method. Patients who fulfilled inclusion criteria were administered McCroskey Introversion scale (1997) and based on the scoring, sample population was divided into two groups: 1. Introverts and 2. Extroverts people. Scoring high on the test was classified as introverts and patients who score low on the test were classified as extroverts. Further classification was done as introvert males, introvert females, extrovert males and extrovert females. Scale measuring Attitude Towards Alcohol by B.R Bharda and P.R Girija(1983) was administered on all four groups of sample population. Analysis was done by using 2- way Analysis of Variance. The study found significant difference of Personality Characteristics (Introversion &Extroversion) on Attitude towards alcohol and also significant difference of Gender (male &female) on Attitude towards alcohol which conclude that extrovert personality has negative attitude towards drinking alcohol whereas introvert personality has positive attitude towards drinking alcohol. Again, the study also proclaim that female has negative attitude towards drinking alcohol where as male has positive attitude towards drinking alcohol.
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© 2016 I T Singh, N Kumar
Received: December 26, 2015; Revision Received: January 18, 2016; Accepted: March 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016