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Title: The Relationship Between Stress, Coping Behaviour And Substance Abuse Among Debreberhan University Students
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Mulu Nega (PhD)
Betelhem, Birhanu
Keywords: quantitative research approach
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of stress and coping on substance abuse among Debreberhan University students. A cross sectional survey research design using quantitative research approach was employed in this study. Stratified random sampling was used to select 364 ( 220 male and 144 female) participants from the target population after stratifying by colleges, department and sex. Data were gathered through self-administered questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, T- tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and regression. Results of the study showed that, lifetime prevalence rates of Tobacco was 19.6% , alcohol 62.7%, cannabis 9.8%, and Chat/Khat 25.4% while current prevalence rates for tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and chat were14.7%, 44.2%, 5.5%, and 22.3% respectively. The results of Regression analysis has shown that both stress and coping significantly predict substance abuse, with stress and disengagement coping yielding unique contribution for the dependent variable. The results of the T- test has also shown that there were significant gender differences in the mean scores of stress, coping and substance abuse among participants. From this study the magnitude of substance abuse is high. Stress and disengagement coping are the factors that have contributed to students substance abuse. Thus, there is a need to increase public awareness of the potential impacts of substance abuse, specially adolescents, and also help them identify effective and healthy coping strategies to forestall the onset of substance use.
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