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Title: Influence of sensation-seeking and impulsivity on drug use among youths in Ibadan
Contributor(s): Aguiyi, Anastasia O (author); Taiwo, Kayode O (author); Osinowo, Helen O (author); Ineme, Mfon E (author); Iboro, F A Ottu (author); Akinlabi, Olugbenga M  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.4314/ajdas.v9i2.64144Open Access Link
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Abstract: In this study, a cross-sectional approach was used to examine the relationships between sensationseeking and impulsivity on drug misuse using 200 participants. The study was conducted within Ibadan among youths especially adolescence who completed questionnaires assessing the influence of sensation-seeking and impulsivity on drug misuse. Results indicated that sensation-seeking and impulsivity as predicted in the first hypothesis independently and jointly influenced drug misuse among youths F (2, 197) = 22.9, p <.001. The second hypothesis which predicted gender difference in drug misuse was confirmed with males misusing more drugs than females t (198) = 1.929, p <. 05. Finally youths that scored high on both sensation seeking and impulsivity were more likely than low sensation seekers and impulsivity, to have misused drugs F (1, 196) =13.022, p <.001. These findings were discussed in line with literature support and recommendations given to checkmate excessive drug misuse by youths.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 9(2), p. 113-122
Publisher: Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1531-4065
Field of Research (FOR): 160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
940402 Crime Prevention
940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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