عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Addiction as one of the most important social deviances is increasingly becoming the basis of many social problems and f harms. Due to changing of their socioeconomic status, students seems to be more prone to the health-threatening habits and behaviors including opium addiction. The aim of this study was to predict the tendency to addiction and related disorders in students of Kermanshah University of Payame-Noor based on social anxiety disorder and quality of life.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, 290 undergraduate students of Kermanshah University of Payame-Noor were included using simple random sampling method. The data gathering tool was the questionnaires of SPIN, WHOQL-26, and YRBS. The data was then analyzed using multiple regression, earson correlation coefficients and 21-SPSS software version 21.
Results: Twenty-two percent of the participants had social anxiety disorder (SAD). There was a direct and significant relationship between addiction tendency and SAD (r=-0.78, B=0.72, p<0.001) and also low scores of the quality of life (r=-0.69, B=-0.54, p<0.001).
Conclusion: Our findings showed that the SAD and poor conditions of life may prone students to opium addiction or other antisocial behaviors. So pre-university education courses for students seems to be of paramount importance.