Abstract Title

A Survey of Variables that Influence Substance Use

Abstract

As part of the requirements for experiential learning, our Spring 2018 Research Methods class has conducted an anonymous survey study. In this study, we asked a series of questions, including substance use, stress, personality, and personal habits. We hypothesize that people with higher self reports of neuroticism consume alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine with greater frequency than those who report less neuroticism. Secondly, we hypothesize that people who report higher stress levels demonstrate higher frequency of substance use. Finally, we predict that the frequency of substance use is positively correlated with the frequency of social gatherings. Data collection is ongoing for this project and will conclude in early March 2018.

Modified Abstract

In this study, we asked a series of questions, including substance use, stress, personality, and personal habits. We hypothesize that people with higher self reports of neuroticism consume alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine with greater frequency than those who report less neuroticism. Secondly, we hypothesize that people who report higher stress levels demonstrate higher frequency of substance use. Finally, we predict that the frequency of substance use is positively correlated with the frequency of social gatherings. Data collection is ongoing for this project and will conclude in early March 2018.

Research Category

Psychology

Primary Author's Major

Psychology

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Rachael Blasiman

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health | Social Psychology and Interaction | Substance Abuse and Addiction

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A Survey of Variables that Influence Substance Use

As part of the requirements for experiential learning, our Spring 2018 Research Methods class has conducted an anonymous survey study. In this study, we asked a series of questions, including substance use, stress, personality, and personal habits. We hypothesize that people with higher self reports of neuroticism consume alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine with greater frequency than those who report less neuroticism. Secondly, we hypothesize that people who report higher stress levels demonstrate higher frequency of substance use. Finally, we predict that the frequency of substance use is positively correlated with the frequency of social gatherings. Data collection is ongoing for this project and will conclude in early March 2018.