Relationship Between Sensory Processing, Resilience, Attitudes and Drug use in Portuguese Adults

  • José Manuel Borges Serviço de Saúde da RAM; Região Autónoma da Madeira
  • José Antonio García del Castillo Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
  • Juan Carlos Marzo Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
  • Álvaro García del Castillo-López Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
Keywords: mental states, resilience (psychology), attitude measures

Abstract

Research suggests that the relationship between resilience and substance use is a non-linear and multifactorial psychological process. Surprisingly, sensory processing is rarely mentioned as a variable associated with this phenomenon. In this study, we investigated the relationship between resilience, sensory processing, attitudes and consumption behaviors for alcohol, tobacco and other psychoactive substances. For this, we used four instruments: Adult / Adolescent Sensory Profile; Resilience Scale; Attitudes scales; Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Use Scale. The sample consisted of 340 healthy adult participants, of whom 261 (76.8%) were women and 79 (23.2%) men. As for chronological age, the youngest person was 18 and the oldest was 76 years (M = 39; DP = 11). Sensory processing was associated with the intake behaviors and attitudes. Sensory imbalances appeared to be implicated in decreased resilience.

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Published
2017-12-01
How to Cite
Borges, J., Castillo, J., Marzo, J., & Castillo-López, Álvaro. (2017). Relationship Between Sensory Processing, Resilience, Attitudes and Drug use in Portuguese Adults. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 27(68), 255-262. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272768201702
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