The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013

Aim: The present study was conducted to compare alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in Isfahan in 2013. Methods: It had a causal-comparative research method; therefore, 58 addicts who referred to addiction treatment centers of Isfahan were selected through available method. After selectin...

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Main Authors: Nafise Javani, Asghar Aghaei
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2015-01-01
Series:International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches
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Online Access:http://www.ijeprjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2395-2296;year=2015;volume=1;issue=2;spage=161;epage=165;aulast=Javani
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spelling doaj-ad252b8bc5c649ef8cdedc526c8e4d372020-11-24T21:00:36ZengWolters Kluwer Medknow PublicationsInternational Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches2395-22962395-22962015-01-011216116510.4103/2395-2296.152240The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013Nafise JavaniAsghar AghaeiAim: The present study was conducted to compare alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in Isfahan in 2013. Methods: It had a causal-comparative research method; therefore, 58 addicts who referred to addiction treatment centers of Isfahan were selected through available method. After selecting addicted samples, nonaddicted samples (58 individuals) were chosen from the people living in Isfahan via systematic sampling. Nonaddicted samples were matched to the addicted ones according to the variables of age, gender, educational level, and lodging. The applied instruments in the current study included: The questionnaire of demographic variables and Torento′s (1994) 20-item scale of alexithymia. The achieved data were analyzed through MANOVA by SPSS software. Results: The results showed that in general alexithymia (difficulty identifying feelings, difficulty describing feelings (DDF), and extrovert thinking), there is a significant difference between addicted and nonaddicted groups (P < 0.05). In extrovert thinking subscale, there is a significant difference between addicted and nonaddicted groups (P < 0.05); however, there is no significant difference between the subscales of difficulty identifying feelings and DDF in addicted and nonaddicted groups (P > 0.05). Conclusion: The general conclusion implies that the alexithymia can be one of the effective factors in an individual′s tendency to drug abuse especially in men.http://www.ijeprjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2395-2296;year=2015;volume=1;issue=2;spage=161;epage=165;aulast=JavaniAddictedalexithymiaextrovert thinking
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The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches
Addicted
alexithymia
extrovert thinking
author_facet Nafise Javani
Asghar Aghaei
author_sort Nafise Javani
title The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013
title_short The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013
title_full The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013
title_fullStr The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013
title_full_unstemmed The comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013
title_sort comparision of the alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in esfahan in 2013
publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
series International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches
issn 2395-2296
2395-2296
publishDate 2015-01-01
description Aim: The present study was conducted to compare alexithymia in addicted and nonaddicted people in Isfahan in 2013. Methods: It had a causal-comparative research method; therefore, 58 addicts who referred to addiction treatment centers of Isfahan were selected through available method. After selecting addicted samples, nonaddicted samples (58 individuals) were chosen from the people living in Isfahan via systematic sampling. Nonaddicted samples were matched to the addicted ones according to the variables of age, gender, educational level, and lodging. The applied instruments in the current study included: The questionnaire of demographic variables and Torento′s (1994) 20-item scale of alexithymia. The achieved data were analyzed through MANOVA by SPSS software. Results: The results showed that in general alexithymia (difficulty identifying feelings, difficulty describing feelings (DDF), and extrovert thinking), there is a significant difference between addicted and nonaddicted groups (P < 0.05). In extrovert thinking subscale, there is a significant difference between addicted and nonaddicted groups (P < 0.05); however, there is no significant difference between the subscales of difficulty identifying feelings and DDF in addicted and nonaddicted groups (P > 0.05). Conclusion: The general conclusion implies that the alexithymia can be one of the effective factors in an individual′s tendency to drug abuse especially in men.
topic Addicted
alexithymia
extrovert thinking
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