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Psychosocial Factors Influencing Substance Abuse


Psychosocial Factors Influencing Substance Abuse

Psychosocial Factor of addiction or substance abuse. Substance abuse is an act of consuming substance/drug in a wrong manner, such that it distorts the physical and psychological functioning of the abuser. This is a detailed psychological research on addiction. This study investigated the psychosocial factors influencing substance abuse among undergraduates. The study was conducted in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. 150 participants who are undergraduates of the university were used in this research. They consist of 82 males and 68 females selected from all faculties in the institution. 3 questionnaires were administered to the respondents to measure the factors influencing substance abuse and the level at which they are abused. Independent T-test, multiple regression, and Pearson Correlation method were used to analyze the data collected. Five hypotheses were tested: hypothesis 1, 2, 3 and 4 were significant while hypothesis 5 was insignificant. It was observed that there was significant influence of religiosity on substance abuse among undergraduates, the result also revealed that there was a significant influence of self-esteem on substance abuse among undergraduates, it also revealed that religiosity and self-esteem jointly predicted substance abuse among undergraduates, likewise the result also shows that there was significant influence of sex on substance abuse among undergraduates and finally the result revealed there was no significant relationship between religiosity and self-esteem among undergraduates. The results were discussed in line with the relevant empirical literature, while conclusion and recommendations subsequently followed. Keywords: psychopharmacology, mental health, addiction, biopsychology.

  • ISBN: 9781370931163
  • Author: Bukunmi Adewumi
  • Published: 2018-03-06 01:20:06
  • Words: 9181
Psychosocial Factors Influencing Substance Abuse Psychosocial Factors Influencing Substance Abuse