ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Relationship of Cigarette and Alcohol Consumption of Medicine Students With Frontal Lobe Personality Scale
Mevlüt Türe 1, İmran Kurt 1, Zekeriya Aktürk 1
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Biyoistatistik Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
Pages : 19-27


Objectives: We investigated the relationships between cigarette and alcohol consumption habits of students of Trakya University Medical Faculty with demographic characteristics and the orbital, dorsolateral and medial/cingulate scores obtained from the Frontal Lobe Personality Scale (FLPS).

Study Design: We administered a 32-item questionnaire with open- or close-ended questions and the 43-item FLPS to 513 students studying at grades I to IV.

Results: Of the participants, 22.9% were smokers, and 40.6% were taking alcohol. Gender, age, accommodation place, educational level of the parents, school success, sharing problems with the parents, insistent behaviors of friends for smoking, and orbital scores were found to have significant effects on smoking. Gender, accommodation place, father's educational status, the number of friends taking alcohol, insistent behaviors of friends for taking alcohol, importance level of religion, and orbital scores were found to have significant effects on alcohol consumption.

Conclusion: The results of the study show that the FLPS is an applicable survey to determine the use of substance, and that orbital scores have an effect on cigarette and alcohol consumption.

Keywords : Alcohol drinking/psychology; frontal lobe; neuropsychological tests; smoking/psychology; students/psychology

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