Assessment of relation between personality components and coping strategies with cigarette smoking in engineering students

Salehi, Bahman and Ebrahimi, Somayyeh and Moradi, Shirin (2013) Assessment of relation between personality components and coping strategies with cigarette smoking in engineering students. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 15 (58). pp. 146-157.

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Introduction: Smokinghas affected the interactions of biological, social, psychological and cultural factors and high rates of its comorbidity are emphasized by some components of personality and coping strategies in etiology. The aim of this study was evaluation of relationship between smoking, personality components and coping strategies in smokers and non-smokers students of engineering faculty of Islamic Azad University-branch of Arak and Arak University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive- analytical study as cross-sectional, with using stratified random sampling 716 male and female students (medical sciences students=323 and the engineering students=393) in academic year of 2010-2011. Measurements tools were used were consist of demographic check list, coping strategies and Neo personality test (short form) and test hypotheses questionnaire. data were analyzed by the multivariate ANOVA, correlational analysis and SPSS 18 software. Results: The component of neurotic (P=0.0001 and r=-0.146) and agreement (P=0.0001 and r=0.159) and component of against problem oriented with coping style (P =0.001and r= -0.127) and agreement (P=0.0001 and r= -0.137) with the emotion-oriented coping style, there are significant differences but between smoking and personality  components of two groups were not significant. In addition, there was a significant difference between the average of smoking and using emotional-oriented coping strategies (P<0.01). Conclusion: Cigarette smokers have suffered from lack of coping skills for problem solving and also suffering from that. Also high rates of cigarette smoking in men have any effects on the anxiety and nervousness.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 19:07
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 19:07

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