Title

Impulsivity and Sensation-Seeking Personality Traits as Predictors of Substance use among University Students in Jordan

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Slack, Inc.

Place of Publication

Thorofare, USA

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

24874

Comments

Originally published as: Hamdan-Mansour, A. M., Mahmoud, K. F., Al Shibi, A. N., & Arabiat, D. H. (2017). Impulsivity and Sensation-Seeking Personality Traits as Predictors of Substance Use Among University Students. Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services, 56(1), 57-63. Original article available here.

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between substance use and impulsivity and sensation-seeking personality traits among 655 university students using a cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational design. A signifi cant correlation was found between students’ impulsivity level scores and frequency of substance use (r = 0.11, p < 0.05). A positive correlation was found between frequency of substance use and sensation-seeking levels (r = 0.2, p < 0.05), as well as impulsivity levels (r = 0.31, p < 0.01). Multiple linear regression analysis showed that the two predictors model was able to account for 12.4% of variation in substance use. Impulsivity and sensation-seeking personality traits are signifi cant predictors of substance use among university students.

DOI

10.3928/02793695-20170905-04

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