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dc.contributor.advisorPrentice, Garryen
dc.contributor.authorDurcan, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-31T11:53:54Z
dc.date.available2013-07-31T11:53:54Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationDurcan, M. (2007). Personality traits and addiction levels : testing core personality traits and their relationship to addiction levels. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/930
dc.description.abstractA personality addiction hypoFinal Year Project is used to discover if personality traits are predictive of substance abuse. Target participants consisted of 25 individuals from the Ballymun methadone dispensing clinic and 25 individuals from the Ballymun job centre. The current study explored personality effects on addiction levels while controlling for peer use, family influences, education levels, sensation seeking qualities and impulsiveness. The Big Five Inventory (John & Srivastava, 1999) is used to measure personality while the Leeds Dependence Questionnaire is used to measure addiction. Multiple regression analysis shows the predictor variables have significant predictive values in relation to dependency levels. (Adjusted R Square = 0.0477, F(13, 35)=4.374, P<0.05). The 'intensity' aspect of sensation-seeking was shown to have a significant moderately strong effect on dependency levels (Standardised Beta = .296, p< 0.05).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.subjectSubstance abuseen
dc.titlePersonality traits and addiction levels : testing core personality traits and their relationship to addiction levelsen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
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dc.type.degreenameBA in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelBAen


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