Volume 28, Issue 3 (6-2018)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2018, 28(3): 185-191 | Back to browse issues page


XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Rounaghi M, Pakseresht S, Asiry S, Atrkar Roushan Z. Relationship Between Aggression and Addiction Tendency Among University Students. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2018; 28 (3) :185-191
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-601-en.html
1- Nursing (MSN), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
2- PhD Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Department of Midwifery, Associate Professor, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. , paksersht@yahoo.com
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Department of Nursing, Instructor, PhD Candidate in Gerontology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
4- Biostatistics, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Science, Rasht, Iran.
Abstract:   (156 Views)

Introduction: The bio psychosocial phenomenon of substance abuse in adolescents is one of the most critical issues in today’s society. One of the most important concerns regarding social and health policies is the increasing prevalence of addictive behavior, especially smoking in this age group.
Objective: To assess the relationship between aggression and addiction tendency among students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS) in Iran.
Materials and Methods: In this analytical cross-sectional study, 280 students of GUMS were randomly selected. Data collection tool had three parts: demographic characteristics survey, Ahvaz Aggression Questionnaire (AAQ), and addiction tendency inventory in Persian. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics and the Pearson correlation coefficient test.
Results: The mean±SD age of the students was 21.75±2.90 years [range 18-38 years]. About 14.3% of the students had addiction tendency, and 32.5% had high aggression levels. There was a significant statistical relationship between addiction tendency and aggression with age, sex, marital status, educational level, housing location, employment, education and occupation of parents, monthly income, and socializing with friends (P=0.0001, r=0.52).
Conclusion: The results of this study indicated an association between aggression and addiction tendency in students. The counseling centers of universities can provide student training on how to control aggression in different situations, and thereby prevent them from abusing drugs.

Full-Text [PDF 475 kb]   (87 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (75 Views)  
Article Type : Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/01/5 | Accepted: 2016/02/8

References
1. Doustian Y, Bahmani B, A'zami Y, Godini AA. [The Relationship between Aggression and impulsiveness with Susceptibility for Addiction in Male Student (Persian)]. Archives of Rehabilitation. 2013; 14(2):102-9.
2. Mohammadi A, Pourghaz A, Raghib M S. [The construction and validation of scale of effective factors in drug abuse tendency among youth (A case study in Khorasan Razavi) (Persian)]. Journal of Research on Addiction. 2013; 7(26) :73-94.
3. Habibi M, Ashori A, Bagherian Sararoudi R. [Addiction prevention in children and adolescents: A review of literature on individual, family and community risk factors (Persian)]. Behavioral Sciences Research. 2012; 10(6):574-87.
4. Mirzaei Alavijeh M, Nasirzadeh M, Eslami AA, Sharifirad G, Hasanzadeh A. [Influence of family function about youth dependence to synthetic drugs (Persian)]. Iranian Journal of Health Education and Health Promotion. 2013; 1(2):19-30.
5. Milany M, Arshady FS, Asadi Nogabi AA. [Text book of community health nursing 1,2,3 (Persian)]. Tehran: Andisheh RafI'; 2010.
6. Schnetzer LW, Schulenberg SE, Buchanan EM. Differential associations among alcohol use, depression and perceived life meaning in male and female college students. Journal of Substance Use. 2013; 18(4):311-9. [DOI:10.3109/14659891.2012.661026] [DOI:10.3109/14659891.2012.661026]
7. Motlagh FZ, Ahmadi Jouibari T, Jalilian F, Alavijeh MM, Aghaei A, Shirazi KK. [The prevalence and factors associated with aggression among adolescences of Yasuj, Iran (Persian)]. Journal of Health System Research. 2013; 9(3):312-9.
8. Hajihasani ME, ShafiAbadi A, Pirsaghi FA, Kiyanipour OM. [Relationship between aggression, assertiveness, depression and addiction potential in female students of Allameh Tabbatabai (Persian)]. Knowledge & Research in Applied Psychology. 2012; 13(3):65-74.
9. Habibi M, Besharat MA, Bahrami EH, Rostami R, Ferrer WL. [Predicting substance use in adolescents based on risk indices and individual protective preventing, family, peers and location (Persian)]. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 2013; 4(13):43-55.
10. Smith F. The impact of school-based aggression replacement training on emotion regulation and aggressive behaviour (PhD dissertation). Wellington: Massey University; 2014.
11. Bolton R. Text book of Psychology of human relationships (People skills) [Sohrabi HR, Hayat Roshanayi A Persian trans.]. Tehran: Roshd; 2012.
12. Sayarpoor M, Hazavehei MM, Ahmadpanah M, Moeini B. [Assessing relationship between aggression and perceived self-efficacy in high school students of Hamadan City (Persian)]. Scientific Journal of Hamadan Nursing & Midwifery Faculty. 2012; 19(2):16-26
13. Sohravardi BB, Barzegar Bafrooei K, Fallah MH. The effect of empathy training programs on aggression and compatibility students of elementary schools in Yazd, Center of Iran. International Journal of Pediatrics. 2015; 3(4.2):841-51.
14. Dehkordian P, Delavar A, Jali HR. [Making and standardizing the diagnostic test for people exposed to addiction students at Tehran State Universities (Persian)]. Journal of Educational Measurement. 2010; 6(2):90-110.
15. Zahedifar S, Najjarian B, Shokrkon H. [Compilation and scale validation to measure aggression (Persian)]. Journal of Education and Psychology. 1999; 3(7):73-102.
16. Topalli V, Giancola PR, Tarter RE, Swahn M, Martel MM, Godlaski AJ, et al. The persistence of neighborhood disadvantage an experimental investigation of alcohol and later physical aggression. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2014; 41(4):400-16. [DOI:10.1177/0093854813508554] [DOI:10.1177/0093854813508554]
17. Harford TC, Yi HY, Grant BF. Other and self-directed forms of violence and their relationships to DSM-IV substance use and other psychiatric disorders in a national survey of adults. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2013; 54(7):731-9. [DOI:10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.02.003] [DOI:10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.02.003]
18. Hwang JY, Choi JS, Gwak AR, Jung D, Choi SW, Lee J, et al. Shared psychological characteristics that are linked to aggression between patients with Internet addiction and those with alcohol dependence. Annals of General Psychiatry. 2014; 13(1):6. [DOI:10.1186/1744-859X-13-6] [DOI:10.1186/1744-859X-13-6]
19. Roberts SJ, Glod CA, Kim R, Hounchell J. Relationships between aggression, depression, and alcohol, tobacco: Implications for healthcare providers in student health. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2010; 22(7):369-75. [DOI:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00521.x] [DOI:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00521.x]
20. Beck A, Heinz A. Alcohol-related aggression-social and neurobiological factors. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. 2013; 110(42):711-15. [DOI:10.3238/arztebl.2013.0711] [DOI:10.3238/arztebl.2013.0711]

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA code

Send email to the article author


© 2017 All Rights Reserved | Journal of Holistic Nursing And Midwifery

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb