Prediction of Addiction Potential in Youth According to Attachment Styles


avatar Leila Keikha 1 , avatar Raziyeh Shahidi 2 , avatar Zahra Nikmanesh 3 , avatar Parviz Reza Mirlotfi 4 , avatar Mahdieh Adroom 5 , *

Department of Library, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Department of Psychology, Birjand University, Birjand, Andorra
Department of Psychology, Sistan and Balouchestan University,, Zahedan, Iran
Department of Islamic Education , Zahedan University of Medical Science s, Zahedan, Iran
Department of Psychology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences , Zahedan, Iran

how to cite: Keikha L, Shahidi R , Nikmanesh Z, Mirlotfi P R, Adroom M . Prediction of Addiction Potential in Youth According to Attachment Styles. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014;16(5): 89-91.


Background: The present study aim is to predict the psychological inclination to drug use in youths by studying their attachment styles.
Materials and Methods: The research sample includes male and female students of Zahedan Medical Science University with the average age of 19-24. The proportional cluster random sampling was used for selection of participant. The hypotheses were analyzed, using Pearson correlation method, regression analysis, one way variance analysis and t-test for two independent groups.
Results: The results indicated positive relationships among addiction aptitude and insecure-avoidant attachment style and negative relationship between addiction aptitude and secure attachment style.
Conclusions: It is necessary to focus training intervention and prevention on all students.


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