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The influences of personality traits on the perception of the terror in Israel and the substance use of young Israelis

Scharfstein, Maya (2010) The influences of personality traits on the perception of the terror in Israel and the substance use of young Israelis.

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Abstract:The purpose of this study was to find a relation between the terror the Israeli citizens are being exposed to and their substance use. Further possible protecting factors of their personality were investigated. A cross-sectional survey was taken in Israel where several constructs were tested: the participant’s exposure to terror, the perceived stress they experienced, their substance use and two of their personality traits (Positive/Negative Affect and Sensation Seeking). Results revealed a positive correlation between the age of the participant and their substance use, there was a strong positive correlation between gender and the perceived stress level and a positive correlation between the overall exposure to terror and perceived stress. However, no effect was found about a mediating or moderating effect of the personality, or about an overall correlation between the three factors exposure to terror, substance use and personality.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60112
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