Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH ON ADDICTION   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 8 , Number 30; Page(s) 9 To 19.
 
Paper:  EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN PREVENTING STUDENTS' TENDENCY TO SUBSTANCE A ABUSE
 
Author(s):  NARIMANI M.*, EYVAZI N., ABOLGHASEMI A.
 
* PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF MOHAGHEGH ARDABILI
 
Abstract: 

Objective: This study was aimed at investigating the effectiveness of teaching emotional intelligence in preventing students' tendency to substance abuse. Method: Research design was quasi-experimental contained a pretest-posttest alongside a witness group. Pre-university female students of Ardabil constituted the statistical population of the study; among them, 240 students by random cluster sampling. Then, 60 individuals with a high tendency to drugs were selected and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group regularly attended training classes of emotional intelligence for 3 weeksin 4 sessions. Addiction Potential Scale and Addiction Acknowledgment Scale were used for data collection purposes. Findings: The results indicated the significant effectiveness of teaching emotional intelligence. Conclusion: Emotional intelligence and its promotion can be effective in preventing people’s tendency to substance abuse.

 
Keyword(s): EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, ADDICTION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE
 
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