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Personality factors as correlates of substance abuse among officers of Nigeria immigration service
Okhakhume Aide Sylvester1, Olaseni Abayomi O.2
1PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
2MSc, Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

Article ID: 100006P13OS2015
doi:10.5348/P13-2015-6-OA-6

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Okhakhume Aide Sylvester
(PhD.), Department of Psychology
University of Ibadan
Ibadan

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Sylvester OA, Olaseni AO. Personality factors as correlates of substance abuse among officers of Nigeria immigration service. Edorium J Psychol 2015;1:37–41.


Abstract
Aims: The purpose of the study was to examine personality traits as correlates of substance abuse among officers of Nigeria immigration service. The core aim was to examine the significant relationship between neuroticism personality trait and psychological correlates of substance abuse. It was further aimed to investigate the relationship between psychoticism personality trait and psychological correlates of substance abuse among officers of Nigeria immigration service.
Methods: The study adopted a non-experiment correlational design. Cluster random sampling was used to integrate a sum of 106 officers to participate in the study. Data were collected with a structured questionnaire. Pearson product moment correlation was used for statistical analysis.
Results: Results revealed that there was significant positive relationship between Neuroticism personality traits and psychological correlates of substance abuse among officers of the Nigeria immigration Service (r = 0.46, df = 105, p < 0.01), while no significant relationship was established between psychoticism personality trait and psychological correlates of substance abuse among officers of the Nigeria immigration service (r = -0.10, df = 105, p > 0.05).
Conclusion: The study therefore concluded that neuroticism personality trait not psychoticism personality trait had significant relationship with psychological correlates of substance abuse among officers of Nigeria immigration service. Recommendations that will be beneficial to the control of substance use/abuse among officers were suggested in the study.

Keywords: Neuroticism, Personality factors, Psychological correlate, Psychoticism, Substance abuse


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Author Contributions:
Okhakhume Aide Sylvester – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data
Abayomi Oladele Olaseni – Conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published.
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