| Published: December 25, 2016
Personality Factors of Drug and Non-Drug Abusers in Kashmiri Youth
The present study is an attempt to investigate the differences between personality dimensions of Drug and Non-Drug Abusers of Kashmiri Youth. The study was conducted on a sample of 100 male respondents; of these 50 were Drug Abusers and 50 Non-Drug Abusers. The Eysenck’s Personality Questionnaire Revised (EPQ- R) was used to assess their personality traits. The results revealed that the two groups significantly differed on Psychoticism, Extraversion and Neuroticism dimensions of Eysenck’s Personality scale. Thus, it is concluded that the personality traits do influence drug abuse behavior and it is suggested that mental health professionals should give due importance to the personality traits of drug abusers in formulating therapeutic plans for drug de-addiction.
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© 2016 Wani A, Singh B
Received: October 15, 2016; Revision Received: November 16, 2016; Accepted: December 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 8, October-December, 2016