| Published: March 31, 2021
Role of Self-Efficacy in Dealing with Drug Use
Self-efficacy is one of the most widely researched topics in positive psychology. The role of self-efficacy in dealing with drug use has been extensively researched. However, such researches are limited in the Indian context. Drug use has increased tremendously in recent times especially in certain north Indian parts like Punjab and New Delhi. According to a report published by the united nations office on Drugs and Crime (2019), drug use in India has increased by 30% in the last decade. The present study aimed to assess the role of self-efficacy in dealing with drug use among young adults (18-25 years) in Delhi-NCR. To assess the levels of self-efficacy, the general self-efficacy scale (1995) by Schwarzer and Jerusalem was used. The total number of participants in the study were eighty-six (N=86). The participants were divided into two groups based on the use of drugs. 43 participants used drugs whereas the other half did not use drugs. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the self-efficacy levels among people who used drugs and people who didn’t use drugs (t= 3.19, p<0.05).
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© 2021, Dhankar A., Kaur N., Majumdar O.& Grover S.
Received: January 23, 2021; Revision Received: March 23, 2021; Accepted: March 31, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021