Self-esteem and locus of control in the initial and final stages of drug withdrawal among addicts attending rehabilitation centers

Heidari, M. and Ghodusi, M. and Akbari, F.A. and Naseh, L. (2018) Self-esteem and locus of control in the initial and final stages of drug withdrawal among addicts attending rehabilitation centers. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (2).

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Abstract

Objective: To compare self-esteem and locus of control in the initial and final stages of withdrawal in addicts attending addiction treatment centers. Methodology: This descriptive-correlational research studied 150 addicts admitted to addiction treatment centers employing convenience- sampling technique. The data were collected using Rosenberg's Self-esteem Scale and Rotter Locus of Control questionnaire. The results were analyzed in SPSS version 16. th Results: On the 12 day of the drug withdrawal, 96 addicts had moderate self-esteem and 102 had internal locus of control. The results of the Pearson's correlation coefficient showed a significant linear relationship between locus of control and self-esteem in the final stages of withdrawal. Conclusion: High self-esteem has been effective in improving locus of control and decreasing psychological disorders and it can be considered the optimal treatment method in psychology. © 2018, Pakistan Medical Association. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Addiction, Locus of control, Self-esteem
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 05:06
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 05:06
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7103

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