Prediction of tendency to addiction in adolescents based on emotional orientation
Sharareh Ranjbar Bahadori, Mohammad Hatami
The purpose of this study was to predict addiction tendency in adolescents based on their parents' emotional orientation. The present study was descriptive and correlational. For this purpose, 150 students from high school students of first grade high schools in Tehran province were selected as multistage cluster sampling. In order to measure the variables of the research, two questionnaires, Panass's emotional orientation and the diagnosis of addicted subjects were used. Data were analyzed using SPSS-21 software. The results of regression analysis showed that the negative emotional orientation subscales had a predicted contribution of 0.310. Regarding the contribution of each of the variables, one increase in the negative emotional-score score of 0.22 points increases the tendency toward addiction. Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that the improvement of relationships between family members, especially parents, can turn the home environment into a safe and lovely environment for children, and no doubt such a family is less likely to be addicted. Therefore, investing in education and raising the awareness of the various strata of the community about addiction and its risks is much more profitable than investment for the treatment of addicts.