Aggression in substance use treatment seekers

Wang, Grace Y. ORCID: and Crook-Rumsey, Mark (2021) Aggression in substance use treatment seekers. Personality and Individual Differences, 180:110997. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0191-8869


Recent evidence suggests that the relationship between substance use and aggression is more complicated than previously proposed, which may vary by drug type and a combination of physiological, environmental and individual differences. The present, cross-sectional study investigated differences in aggression and its relationship with schizotypal personality traits, negative emotional states (depression, anxiety, and stress) and coping style, in a sample of 104 patients with substance use disorder (SUD) and non-drug using control subjects (n = 57). The SUD group reported higher levels of physical aggression, anger, and hostility than the controls, which were positively correlated with schizotypal traits (i.e., impulsive nonconformity), negative emotional states and emotional coping style. Impulsive nonconformity appeared as the most influential factor in aggression, which is directly related to both physical and verbal aggression, and influenced anger and hostility, through emotional coping and negative emotional states, i.e., depression.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 05:22
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aggression; Coping; Methamphetamine; Schizotypal; Substance use
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200104 Prevention of human diseases and conditions
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