Perceived Family Environment by Young Adults with Drug Use Disorders: A Comparative Study Cover Image

Madde Kullanım Bozukluğu Olan Genç Yetişkinlerin Algıladıkları Aile Ortamı: Karşılaştırmalı Bir Çalışma
Perceived Family Environment by Young Adults with Drug Use Disorders: A Comparative Study

Author(s): Gülsen Erden, Serkan Bircan, Merve Vatansever
Subject(s): Psychology of Self, Evaluation research, Substance abuse and addiction, Family and social welfare
Published by: Sanat ve Dil Araştırmaları Enstitüsü
Keywords: Substance use disorders; parental acceptance-rejection; parenting styles; self-esteem;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this study is to compare young adults with and without substance use disorders in terms of their self esteem and family environment. It is aimed to find out what the distinguishing factors are in terms of the perceived parental acceptance-rejection and parenting styles from mother and father. The sample of the study included 140 young adults (129 male, 11 female) aged between 15 and 25 years (Mean = 20.9) who were admitted to Ankara Alcohol and Substance Dependency Treatment and Training Center Clinic (AMATEM), and 146 (140 male, 6 female) young adults without substance use disorders matched in terms of demographic variables. The data were collected with the Personal Information Form containing demographic information, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSS), the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (PARQ) and the Parenting Style Inventory (PSI). According to the results, participants with substance use disorders perceived significantly more maternal and paternal rejection, control, strictness/ supervision and less acceptance/involvement than the comparison group. Young adults with substance use disorder had lower self-esteem scores than participants without substance use disorders. Comparing groups in terms of parenting styles, participants with substance use disorders perceived both parents as authoritarian. Parental acceptance-rejection, parenting style, family environment and self-esteem have been found to be important factors in young adults substance use disorder.

  • Issue Year: 7/2019
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 52-67
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Turkish