نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 کارشناس ارشد، گروه روانشناسی، واحد شیراز، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، شیراز، ایران.
2 استادیار، گروه روانشناسی، واحد شیراز، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، شیراز، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: This study aims to predict drug abuse in male adolescents based on motivational antecedents.
Materials and Methods: In This cross-sectional study, 450 adolescents were recruited from high schools in Shiraz through a convenience sampling method, and two scales of Iranian adolescents’ risk taking and motives for risk taking were completed for them. Data were analyzed using a Pearson correlation coefficient multiple regression analysis.
Results: All the motives had a significant relationship with drug abuse. Moreover, the results of the multiple regression analysis showed that sensation seeking, irresponsibility, and calculation, had a significant role in predicting drug abuse in adolescents, respectively.
Conclusion: Therefore, prevention efforts aimed at reducing drug abuse should take these factors into account. In fact, the results suggested that earlier prevention efforts should be warranted.