Personality Traits As A Psychological Determinants Of Emotional Intelligence And Perceived Stress Among Substance Abusers Of Peshawar Pakistan

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Syeda Nadia Shah, Summiya Ahmad


The purpose of the present study was to explore and examine the impact of big five personality traits on perceived stress and emotional intelligence among abusers and non-abusers. The sample consisted of four hundred subjects (N=400), two hundred of them were substance abusers (n1=200) and two hundred were non-abusers (n2=200).Results indicated that three personality factors are strong predictor of emotional intelligence and that includes extroversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and that of conscientiousness (F= (4,199)17.813*** adjusted R2 =.253.) among non-substance abusers. From results found that big five personality traits are the predictor of perceived stress among substance abusers (F=5,198) 4.603*** adjusted R2 = .083).

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