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Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2016

Personality Factors of Drug and Non-Drug Abusers in Kashmiri Youth

Irfan Ahmed Wani

Research Scholar Department of Psychology Barkatullah University Bhopal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Bhupinder Singh

Professor Department of Psychology Barkatullah University Bhopal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.003/20160484

DOI: 10.25215/0484.003

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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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.003/20160484

10.25215/0484.003

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 8, October-December, 2016