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falahi Z, khayatan F. On the Comparison of Lay Theories Regarding Drug Addiction Causes between Iranian and British People. اعتيادپژوهي. 2016; 10 (38) :41-54
URL: http://etiadpajohi.ir/article-1-1145-en.html
Isfahan(Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University
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Objective: The present study aimed to compare lay theories regarding drug addiction causes between Iranian and British people. Method: This was a study of causal and comparative method. The statistical population of this study included 100 Iranian people from Isfahan and 100 British people from London. The participants were selected and matched based on convenient sampling. The research instruments included Furnham`s Questionnaire of Demographic Features and Thompsons Questionnaire of Lay Theories regarding addiction in both Persian and English versions. Results: The results indicated that there was a significant difference in lay beliefs about addiction causes between Iranian people and British people in three factors (out of 6 ones), namely familial, psychological, and biological reasons. Conclusion: It can be argued that a great difference exists between British and Iranian people regarding in three factors of familial, psychological, and biological domains.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/05/28 | Accepted: 2016/12/11 | Published: 2016/12/11

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