The relationship between resilience, motivational structure, and substance use

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Studies suggest that motivational structure and resilience play important roles in substance use. We studied the relationship among motivational structure, resilience, and substance use. Participants were university students (N = 120; 75% female, mean age = 21.5), who completed a demographic information sheet, Personal Concerns Inventory (PCI; to measure motivational structure), and Connor and Davidson's Resiliency Scale. The results showed that resilience and adaptive motivational structure were inverse predictors of substance abuse. The results of a mediational analysis showed that motivational structure was a full mediator of the relationship between resilience and substance use. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.




Fadardi, J. S., Azad, H., & Nemati, A. (2010). The relationship between resilience, motivational structure, and substance use. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 5, pp. 1956–1960). Elsevier Ltd.

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