The Relationship of Coping Responses and Metacognitive Beliefs with Addiction Potential in Male and Female Students, Behbahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Azam Aghdar

Abstract


This article aims to study the relationship of coping responses and metacognitive beliefs with addiction potential in male and female students studying in Behbahan University of Medical Sciences. Applying convenience sampling method, the sample size consisted of all students in Behbahan University of Medical Sciences. A correlational study was performed. Coping Response Inventory (CRI), Metacognitive Questionnaire (MCQ), and Addiction Potential Scale (APS) were administered to collect data. Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate regression were employed to analyze the data. The results showed that coping responses are found to have a reverse and significant relationship with addiction potential. Metacognitive beliefs are found to have a reverse and significant relationship with addiction potential. Coping responses and metacognitive beliefs are found to have a reverse and significant relationship with addiction potential in students. No significant difference was found between male and female students in Behbahan University of Medical Sciences concerning coping responses, metacognitive beliefs, and addiction potential. According to above results, the effect of metacognitive beliefs is higher than coping responses. Significance level is a=0.05 in this study.


Keywords


Coping Responses, Metacognitive Beliefs, Addiction Potential, Students.

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