Addictive Behaviors Amongst University Students

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dc.contributor.author Houri, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Hammoud, Mirvat
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-08T10:16:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-08T10:16:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-08
dc.identifier.issn 1549-3652 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3301
dc.description.abstract Factors contributing to addictive behaviors affecting student health are analyzed in this study. Smoking, alcohol consumption, and the use of illegal drugs are assessed in a sample of 290 university students. General averages indicate that 37.2% of students smoke cigarettes, 49.8% drink alcohol regularly, and 17.9% have tried illegal drugs while 4.8% of them use it regularly. Age, academic achievement, gender, religion, family status and financial status were correlated to these addictive behaviors. Major findings show a clear relationship between smoking and most variables. The main factor involved in drinking was found to be religion, while illegal drug consumption was most clearly correlated to parents’ education and monthly income. Students’ self perception regarding smoking and tendency to use illegal drug was assessed showing that 11.7% of smokers consider themselves non-smokers while 11.8% considered trying illegal drugs acceptable. Addiction rates after initial consumption are analyzed showing 74.7% for alcohol, 51.7% for smoking cigarettes and 26.9% for drugs. A risk profile for each addiction type is presented. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Addictive Behaviors Amongst University Students en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Contributing Factors, Student’s Perception and Addiction Rates en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199729070 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Social Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 105-113 en_US
dc.keywords Socioeconomic factors en_US
dc.keywords Smoking en_US
dc.keywords Alcohol en_US
dc.keywords Illegal drugs en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Houri, A., & Hammoud, M. (2005). Addictive behaviors amongst university students: contributing factors, student’s perception and addiction rates. J Soc Sci, 1(2), 105-113. en_US
dc.author.email ahouri@lau.edu.lb

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