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| Published: March 31, 2021

Role of Self-Efficacy in Dealing with Drug Use

Amanat Dhankar

Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nimratpreet Kaur

Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Olivia Majumdar

Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sunakshi Grover

Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.157/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.157

ABSTRACT

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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.157/20210901

10.25215/0901.157

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021