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Personality Characteristics of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts Versus Non-Alcoholics & Non-Drug Addicts:A Comparative Study


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1 Department of Psychology, MJRP University, Jaipur, India
2 Pacific University, Udaipur, India
     

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The present study is a comparative study of personality type of alcoholics and drug addicts and personality type of non-alcoholics and non drug addicts. In order to test the hypotheses, samples on addicts and no-addicts are collected from various rehabilitation centres&hospitals with psychiatric setup along with de-addiction centers in Rajasthan. Samples were restricted to only male. For the analysis purpose, mean, t-test has been used. For measuring personality type, Eysenck personality questionnaire has been used. Psychoticism and Neuroticism found to be significantly higher in alcoholics and drug addicts as compared to non alcoholics and non drug addicts. Further, extraversion found to be significantly lower in alcoholics and drug addicts as compared to non alcoholics and non drug addicts.

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Personality, Addicts, Psychoticism, Neuroticism, Extraversion.
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Kiran Maheshwari
Department of Psychology, MJRP University, Jaipur, India
Desh Bandhu Sharma
Pacific University, Udaipur, India

Abstract


The present study is a comparative study of personality type of alcoholics and drug addicts and personality type of non-alcoholics and non drug addicts. In order to test the hypotheses, samples on addicts and no-addicts are collected from various rehabilitation centres&hospitals with psychiatric setup along with de-addiction centers in Rajasthan. Samples were restricted to only male. For the analysis purpose, mean, t-test has been used. For measuring personality type, Eysenck personality questionnaire has been used. Psychoticism and Neuroticism found to be significantly higher in alcoholics and drug addicts as compared to non alcoholics and non drug addicts. Further, extraversion found to be significantly lower in alcoholics and drug addicts as compared to non alcoholics and non drug addicts.

Keywords


Personality, Addicts, Psychoticism, Neuroticism, Extraversion.