Prosocialness in young males with substance and behavioral addictions.

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serval:BIB_CFCB8A726273
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Prosocialness in young males with substance and behavioral addictions.
Journal
Journal of behavioral addictions
Author(s)
Tomei A., Studer J., Gmel G.
ISSN
2063-5303 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2062-5871
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Social determinants are closely related to addiction, both as a cause and a consequence of substance use and other addictive behaviors. The present paper examines prosocialness (i.e. the tendency to help, empathize, and care for others) among a population of young males. We compared prosocialness across different types of addiction and examined whether prosocialness varied according to the presence of multiple addictions.
A sample of 5,675 young males, aged 19-29 years old (Mean = 21.4; Median = 21), completed a questionnaire that included screening tools to identify addictive behaviors with regards to alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, gambling, and gaming. The questionnaire also included a scale to measure prosocialness.
Compared to a no-addiction control group, the subgroups of young men suffering from behavioral addictions (i.e., gambling and gaming) reported the lowest levels of prosocialness. Respondents with an alcohol addiction also showed lower prosocialness compared to no-addiction controls. By contrast, no significant differences in prosocialness were found between respondents with nicotine disorder or cannabis disorder and the no-addiction controls. Furthermore, the number of addictions had no clear, observable effects on prosocialness. Significant differences were found between the no-addiction control group and the groups reporting one or more addictions, but not between the separate groups reporting one, two, and three or more addictions.
A better understanding of the social dimension affecting young males with addiction, particularly gambling and gaming addictions, may be useful for their prevention and treatment.
Keywords
behavioral addictions, emerging adulthood, males, prosocial behaviors, substance addictions
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Create date
06/07/2021 11:05
Last modification date
07/08/2021 6:37
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