Introduction: Drug use in adolescents and its implications are an important public health issue that can lead to long-term costs. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of attitude to substance in the relationship between self-efficacy and adolescents' preparedness of addiction. Method: The present study is descriptive-correlational performed on 228 high school students (116 girls, 112 boys) in Lorestan province, who are selected by multi-stage cluster sampling. Data collection tools are Rahmati Attitude to Substance Questionnaire (ASQ), Muris Self-efficacy Questionnaire-Children (SEQ-C), and Zargar Iranian Addiction Potential Scale (IAPS). Data are analyzed using Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis in SPSS software version 22. Results: The results show that there are significant correlations between attitude to substance, self-efficacy and addiction preparedness (P < 0.05). Also, the results of hierarchical regression analysis indicate that attitude toward substance can moderate the relationship between self-efficacy and addiction preparedness (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the attitude toward substance can moderate the relationship between self-efficacy and addiction preparedness. Consequently, changing the attitude of individuals to substance can reduce the tendency of adolescents to consume drugs.
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Fooladvand, K. (2020). Investigating the Role of Attitude towards Substance use in the Relationship between Students' Self-Efficacy and Preparedness for Addiction. International Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 13(4), 129-134. doi: 10.30491/ijbs.2020.103840
Khadijeh Fooladvand. "Investigating the Role of Attitude towards Substance use in the Relationship between Students' Self-Efficacy and Preparedness for Addiction". International Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 13, 4, 2020, 129-134. doi: 10.30491/ijbs.2020.103840
Fooladvand, K. (2020). 'Investigating the Role of Attitude towards Substance use in the Relationship between Students' Self-Efficacy and Preparedness for Addiction', International Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 13(4), pp. 129-134. doi: 10.30491/ijbs.2020.103840
Fooladvand, K. Investigating the Role of Attitude towards Substance use in the Relationship between Students' Self-Efficacy and Preparedness for Addiction. International Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020; 13(4): 129-134. doi: 10.30491/ijbs.2020.103840