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Shefaye Khatam 2018, 6(3): 43-51 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Meaning of life on the Relationship between Attitude toward Substance Abuse and Depression
Saeed Mohammad Nia , Ali Mashhadi *
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran , mashhadi@um.ac.ir
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Introduction: Today, substance abuse is assumed as a chronic disease. Depression is one of the causes of attitude toward substance abuse in youth. In addition, substance abuse can be a direct result of the lack of meaning in life. There is a negative relationship between the lack of meaning in life and depression. The main goal of this study was to test the role of meaning of life on the relationship between attitude toward substance abuse and depression in students. Materials and Methods: Method of this study was descriptive-correlational and samples were selected through a random sampling method. Results: A significant negative relationship has been observed between depression and the meaning in life. Furthermore, there was a significant negative correlation between the meaning of life and the attitude toward substance abuse. The results supported the effect of meaning in life on the relationship between depression and attitude toward substance abuse. Conclusion: There is a two-way relationship between depression and meaning in life. Depression, due to various causes, lead to reduced meaning in life. In turn, decreased meaning in life leads to feeling of disorientation and subsequently to substance abuse.

Keywords: Depression, Substance-Related Disorders, Chronic Disease
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