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International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal

International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal, ISSN: 2321-7235,Vol.: 9, Issue.: 4


Emotional Intelligence, Spiritual Intelligence, Self-esteem and Self Control of Substance Abuse


Somayeh Alaei1, Rozita Zabihi2, Armindokht Ahmadi3, Akram Doosti4 and Seyed Mehdi Saberi5*
1Department of General Psychology, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.
2Department of Guidance and Counseling, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Islamshahr Branch, Islamshahr, Iran.
3Department of Psychometrics, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran.
4Department of Cultural Sociology, Islamic Azad University, North Branch, Tehran, Iran.
5Department of Psychiatry, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran.


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(1) Jinsung Wang, Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin, USA.
(1) Mary Seeman,University of Toronto, Canada.
(2) Ludgleydson Fernandes De Araújo, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil.
(3) Leehu Zysberg, Gordon college of education, Israel.
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Background: This study aims to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence, spiritual intelligence and self-esteem, and self-control on men with addiction in rehabilitation centers of Tehran.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study sampling 200 men. From 12 treatment and rehabilitation centers in Tehran, 4 were randomly selected and fifty people from each center aged 20 to 50 with at least two years of addiction history were picked. Instruments used were: Eysenck Self-esteem Scale (ESI), Bradbury-Greaves Emotional Intelligence test, Abdullah Zadeh Spiritual Intelligence test and the Personal Control Scale (PCS).

Results: A positive relationship was found between emotional intelligence, spiritual intelligence, self-esteem and substance abuse self-control (r=0.25, 0.21 and 0.24 at a level of confidence =0.001, respectively).

Conclusion: Promotion of emotional intelligence, spiritual intelligence and self-esteem may prove useful in control of substance abuse in men.


Keywords :

Emotional intelligence; spiritual intelligence; self-esteem; self-control; substance abuse.


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DOI : 10.9734/INDJ/2017/33461

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