Risk of addiction in male students’ dormitories at university

Farkhondeh Jamshidi

Abstract


Introduction: Drug addiction is one of the major problems that the young people are the most likely age group to face. The study tried to examine a wide range of young people of whom the students living in the dormitory were examined. Method: In the descriptive cross-sectional study that was done in 2017, 120 students, residing in the student dormitory, were randomly selected from among the students’ volunteer to participate in the study. A questionnaire containing demographic information and addiction readiness questions was completed. Results: There was no significant relationship between age and addiction (P = 0.894). With elongation of the stay in the dormitory, the rate of addiction tendency had increased significantly (P = 0.032), which was until 5 terms, after which the rate of addiction did not increase in students with an increase in the dormitory stay. The students traveling less often to their place of residence (once a semester) were significantly more likely to be addicted compared to others (P = 0.033). There was a significant relationship between the reduction of household economic power and the rate of addiction (P = 0.021). Conclusion: According to the results, students economically in the lower percentiles of the society need more attention for prevention from becoming addicted. In addition, as an increase in the duration of stay in the dormitory increased the tendency of students to addiction, studying the causes of this factor in future studies is suggested.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v12i03.2052

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