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The Relationship between cognitive enhancement drug use and self-efficacy : the mediating effect of stress.

Günther, N. (2018) The Relationship between cognitive enhancement drug use and self-efficacy : the mediating effect of stress.

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Abstract:Studies show an alarming trend in the field of Cognitive Enhancement drugs. More and more students are prone to enhance their cognitive ability by using drugs. It was also shown, that stress is a predictor of Cognitive Enhancement drug use. Low self-efficacy was also found to be a predictor for higher stress levels. These three constructs were combined in a conceptual model. The aim of this study was to examine whether stress has a mediating effect on the relationship between self-efficacy and Cognitive Enhancement drug use. In a cross-sectional online survey-based study, the relationship between self-efficacy, stress levels and Cognitive Enhancement drug use was examined. A sample of university students was recruited. The participants completed an online survey reporting their self-efficacy, stress and Cognitive Enhancement drug use. The results indicated that higher levels of self-efficacy are associated with lower stress levels. In contrast, there was no relationship found between Cognitive Enhancement drug use and self-efficacy or level of stress. The results did not provide any support for the proposed relationship between self-efficacy, stress levels and Cognitive Enhancement drug use. Nonetheless, a significant negative relationship between self-efficacy and stress levels was found.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Unknown organization, Niederlande
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75194
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