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Predictive Capacity of Drug Use, Impulsivity and Sensation-Seeking in Aggressors and Victims of Violence

Version 1 : Received: 3 March 2019 / Approved: 5 March 2019 / Online: 5 March 2019 (11:29:30 CET)

How to cite: Pérez-Fuentes, M.D.C.; Molero Jurado, M.D.M.; Simón Márquez, M.D.M.; Gázquez Linares, J.J. Predictive Capacity of Drug Use, Impulsivity and Sensation-Seeking in Aggressors and Victims of Violence. Preprints 2019, 2019030055 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0055.v1). Pérez-Fuentes, M.D.C.; Molero Jurado, M.D.M.; Simón Márquez, M.D.M.; Gázquez Linares, J.J. Predictive Capacity of Drug Use, Impulsivity and Sensation-Seeking in Aggressors and Victims of Violence. Preprints 2019, 2019030055 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0055.v1).

Abstract

(1) Background: The purpose of this study was therefore to analyze the predictive capacity of the three variables (impulsivity, sensation-seeking and drug use) in aggressors and victims of violence. (2) Methods: The design is cross-sectional quasi-experimental. A sample of 822 students aged 13 to 18 who had filled in an ad hoc questionnaire, the State Impulsivity Scale and the Sensation-Seeking Scale, was used for this. (3) Results: The results show that aggressors had high levels of gratification, automatism, attentional factor, disinhibition and susceptibility to boredom, and use alcohol and/or tobacco. The variables that could predict involvement as an aggressor in peer conflict are use of alcohol, smoking, high levels of gratification, automatism and attentional factors and a high degree of disinhibition and susceptibility to boredom. The disinhibition is the best predictor of aggressor. (4) Conclusions: Thus having available empirical evidence that facilitates detection of predictive variables for participation in violence is going to favor the design of effective education intervention for reducing risk behavior.

Subject Areas

drug, impulsivity, sensation-seeking, peer conflict, adolescent.

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