ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
Research Article

A Comprehensive Study on Addiction: 3D Scale on Youth*


(PhD), Department of Healthcare Management, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara Turkey


Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey


Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey


Institute of Educational Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey


Department of Psychiatry, Yenimahalle Training and Research Hospital, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara Turkey

Addicta 2018; 5: 559-575
DOI: 10.15805/addicta.2018.5.3.0022
Read: 393 Downloads: 152 Published: 30 April 2018

Substance addiction is a social problem that influences all dimensions of individuals’ lives, closing off their environment and disrupting their lives. Structuring the prosperity of society through youths, who have gained self-consciousness regarding the thought that healthy societies are able to occur through healthy generations and who have developed awareness on regarding substance addiction and addicts, is important for the future of the world and all countries. The aim of this research is to determine the levels of awareness levels (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation sub-dimensions), attitudes, and stigmatization of youths between the ages of 15-29 living in Ankara, Turkey regarding substance addiction and addicts. It also aims to look for differentiations among the variables of addiction according to employment status, educational status, gender, age range, and educational status. Voluntarily participating in the research, which was designed as a survey model and uses the mixed-methods strategy, are 1,117 youths. Overall, seminars, conferences, information meetings, and projects have an impact on youths’ awareness levels.

Citation: Potas, N., Erçetin, Ş. Ş., Açıkalın, Ş. N., Güngör, H., & Soydas Akyol, E. (2018). A comprehensive study on addiction: 3D scale on youth. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 5, 559‒575.

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