The Explanation of Students' Addiction Potential Based on Psychological Dysregulation (Behavioral, Cognitive, and Emotional): With Perceived Stress Mediation
Objectives: The present study is conducted aiming to explain students' addiction potential based on psychological dysregulation with the mediation of perceived stress.
Methods: This research was of descriptive-correlational type in which 318 male high school students of Jolfa city were selected via cluster sampling, and filled out Iranian addiction potential scale (IAPS), Abbreviated Dysregulation Inventory (ADI), and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation), Pearson correlation coeffcient and structural equation modelling.
Results: Findings showed that there is a significant and positive relationship between perceived stress (r=0.70, p<00.01) and psychological dysregulation (r=0.68, p<0.01) with addiction potential. The suggested model has suitable fitness with the data, and psychological dysregulation with direct effect (β=0.75, p<0.001) and also indirect and medium effect (β=0.18, p<0.01) have explained students' addiction potential.
Conclusions: Considering the results of this research, psychological dysregulation and perceived stress can make the students vulnerable to addiction; and regarding the pathological role of these factors in adolescence period, one can prevent the initiation and development of addiction in subsequent periods and adulthood.