International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A (2014)
Presumptive Stressful Life Events among Addicts and Non- Addicts; A Comparative Analysis
The present study was conducted to get an insight into, and to compare the Presumptive stressful life events of Addicts and Non-addicts. The study was conducted in Chandigarh which was a purposive selection, covering Non addicts in three Educational Institutes –Punjab University, Sector 14, D.A.V. College, Sector –10 and Institute for Hotel Management Sector 42. Addicts were covered from three De-addiction centers; Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan Sector- 15 and Alcoholic and Narcotics Anonymous. The subjects were 100 in number, (50 Addicts, 50 Nonaddicts) all males, in the age group 17-21 years. The tool used in the study was Stressful Life Events Scale by Singh, Kaur & Kaur (1983). It was reported that Addicts had significantly high undesirable life events whereas non-addicts had significantly high desirable life events. Thus, it could be concluded that desirable life events are necessary for proper overall development of adolescents.
How to cite this article:
Shruti Marwaha. Presumptive Stressful Life Events among Addicts and Non- Addicts; A Comparative Analysis. International Journal of Applied Research. 2014; 1(1): 39-43.