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| Published: December 25, 2015

Effects of the Time Perspectives on Substance Abuse

Anuj Suneja

Student, Dept. of Applied Psychology, Sri Aurobindo College (Evening), University of Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

, Joel V Joseph

Student, Dept. of Applied Psychology, Sri Aurobindo College (Evening), University of Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pragyendu

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Applied Psychology, Sri Aurobindo College (Evening),University of Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.112/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.112

ABSTRACT

Substance abuse is in the process of becoming a gigantic disaster for the whole so called “fancy world” and so are the rates of abuse mounting in India. It has become aperil for human existence. Print media and electronic media frequently report substance abuse and their consequences. It has been reported that Drug abuse has become a grave problem and also point out exponential growth of drug abuse amongst the youth of our country. Purposely participants (N=68) were drawn. Primarily administered ZTPI (Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory) on some participants who involve in drug abuse and some who don’t, of which only 49 participants were selected who had a present or future time perspective orientation. The second thing this study tries to analyse is whether time perspectives and time zones which general people follow play a role in substance abuse. Results reveal that people identified as having a more present time perspective (PTP) are more likely to be report using drugs whereas people identified as having a more orientation towards the future time perspective (FTP) was negatively related to the reported substance abuse.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.112/20150301

10.25215/0301.112

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015