American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY ACCENTUATION ON DRUG ADDICTION AMONG STUDENTS

Elena Aleksandrovna Cheverikina, Andrei Vasilyevich Leifa, Nataliya Alekseyevna Kora, Juliya Valerevna Badalyan, Elena Anatolyevna Burdukovskaya and Ekaterina Viktorovna Pavlova

DOI : 10.3844/ajptsp.2014.168.173

American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Volume 9, 2014

Pages 168-173

Abstract

To identify character accentuation students who are prone to addiction will allow to adjust their socialization process during the training period in order to increase its effectiveness, as well as it will contribute to the creation of effective psycho-educational programs aimed at reducing the level of their addiction to drugs. Objective: To identify the influence of experimental character accentuation susceptibility to drug addiction among students. The study is based on concept of accented personalities by K. Leonhard and typology of accented personalities by A.E. Lichko. Psychological testing was as an empirical research method. Data processing was performed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) v.17. It was found out that the students of higher education compared to students of secondary vocational education had susceptibility to drug addiction associated with less accentuation of character. This can be explained by the fact that those who are going to the universities to study are more socially adapted, they have a higher level of self-control and self-discipline, able by virtue of age and education to control outbursts of emotions and behavior. The findings of the study data will allow to adjust psycho-educational programs aimed at reducing the propensity to addiction among students based on character accentuation detected among students of higher and vocational education.

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© 2014 Elena Aleksandrovna Cheverikina, Andrei Vasilyevich Leifa, Nataliya Alekseyevna Kora, Juliya Valerevna Badalyan, Elena Anatolyevna Burdukovskaya and Ekaterina Viktorovna Pavlova. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.