Simple and Multiple Relationships between Big-Five Personality Dimensions and Addiction in University Students

  • Y Zargar
  • M Ghaffari
Keywords: Personality traits, Addiction potential, University Students, Iran,

Abstract

Background: This study aimed at investigating the simple and multiple relationships between   personality traits and addic­tion potential in university students.Methods: Three hundred and forty two students were selected by cluster sampling from the Shahid Chamran University (Iran). The scales used for this descriptive study were NEO-FFI personality inventory and Iranian Addiction Potential Scale (IAPS). To analyze the data, we used descriptive and inferential statistic test via spss-13.Results: There were simple and multiple relationships between personality traits and addiction potential. Multiple regres­sion analysis (stepwise method) showed that neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness had significant multiple correla­tion with addiction potential (F=32.89, P<0.001). The components of openness and extroversion eli-minated from regres­sion.Conclusion: Personality traits predicted addiction potential in university students. The most important suggestion of this re­search was to pay attention scientifically to personality characters as a fundamental factor of this difficulty, rather than just empha­sizing on the cessation of drug or alcohol using.
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Zargar Y, Ghaffari M. Simple and Multiple Relationships between Big-Five Personality Dimensions and Addiction in University Students. Iran J Public Health. 38(3):113-7.
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