| Published: December 25, 2015
Effects of the Time Perspectives on Substance Abuse
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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© 2015 I A Suneja, J Joseph, Pragyendu
Received: October 18, 2015; Revision Received: November 05, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015