Predisposing personality traits and socio-familial factors of substance use among soldiers

Darharaj, Mohammad, Habibi, Mojtaba, Kelly, Adrian B., Edalatmehr, Zahra and Kazemitabar, Maryam (2016) Predisposing personality traits and socio-familial factors of substance use among soldiers. Journal of Substance Use, 1-7. doi:10.1080/14659891.2016.1195896


Author Darharaj, Mohammad
Habibi, Mojtaba
Kelly, Adrian B.
Edalatmehr, Zahra
Kazemitabar, Maryam
Title Predisposing personality traits and socio-familial factors of substance use among soldiers
Journal name Journal of Substance Use   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-9891
1475-9942
Publication date 2016-07-06
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14659891.2016.1195896
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Military forces are among vulnerable groups to high-risk behaviors, especially substance use. Accordingly, this study aimed to investigate the role of personality traits and socio-familial factors in the prediction of risk of substance use among soldiers. A total of 309 soldiers doing military service in Tehran, Iran, were selected using convenience sampling, and completed measures included risk of substance use, personality traits, and social and familial risk/protective factors. Current results showed significant relationships between personality traits and socio-familial factors with tendency toward substance use. Moreover, linear regression analyses indicated that personality traits (i.e., conscientiousness and agreeableness), social factors (i.e., friends’ substance use and social disorganization), and familial factors (i.e., parents’ positive attitude toward substance use) were significantly associated with tendency toward smoking, drug use, and alcohol use in soldiers. Multimodal interventions targeting individual, familial, and social vulnerabilities may help reduce adjustment problems among Iranian soldiers.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Thu, 09 Jun 2016, 01:07:43 EST by Adrian Kelly on behalf of Centre for Youth Substance Abuse