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Ghaderi M, Nasiri M, Jamshidifar F, Shekofteh M. The Relation between Emotional Intelligence and Alcohol Drinking, Cigarette Smoking and Psychiatric Drugs Abuse in Jiroft Universities Students . JRUMS. 2014; 13 (5) :457-470
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-2127-en.html
Nursing and Midwifery School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
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Background and Objective: Emotional intelligence is a kind of emotional information processing which protects individuals against stress and helps them to approach better compatibility and compliance. This study aimed to assess the relation between emotional intelligence and alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking and psychiatric drugs abuse in students’ community.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 740 students who were selected by cluster random sampling method from Medical, Islamic Azad and National universities of Jiroft in 2013. Data was collected by researcher-made and emotional intelligence (Brad Berry–Graves) questionnaires and were analyzed using t-test, one way ANOVA, chi-square test and logistic regression.

Results: Mean and standard deviation of total emotional intelligence was 73.44±10.26 and prevalence of alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking and psychiatric drugs abuse were 13.8%, 10.8% and 5.7%, respectively. Based on t-test, a significant and inverse relation was found between cigarette smoking and psychiatric drugs abuse with total emotional intelligence (p=0.049 and p=0.004, respectively), self-awareness (p=0.003 and p=0.001, respectively) as well as social consciousness (p=0.014 and p=0.001, respectively) subscales, while only observed a significant relation between alcohol abuse and social consciousness subscale (p=0.037).

Conclusion: There was a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking and psychiatric drugs abuse. So, development of emotional intelligence can be a good solution to prevent alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and psychiatric drugs abuse and contribute to individual and community well-being.

Key words: Emotional intelligence, Alcohol, Cigarette smoking, Psychiatric drugs, Students


Funding: This research was funded by Jiroft University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Jiroft University of Medical Sciences approved the study.


How to cite this article: Ghaderi M, Nasiri M, Jamshidi F, Shekofteh M. Assocciation between Emotional Intelligence and Alcohol, Cigarette Smoking and Psychiatric Drugs Use in Jiroft Universities Students. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2014 13(5): 457-70. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2014/04/18 | Accepted: 2014/11/26 | Published: 2014/11/26

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