Personal Drug use Among Drug Users: A Structural Equation Model

Authors : Felino M. Manipol; Rinante L. Genuba

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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This research aimed to identify the best fit model for personal drug use. Specifically, the relationship among state self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and aggression of the drug users in Region XII. This study used the quantitative method of analysis and the structural equation model. The data were obtained from the 400 drug users in area of region XII under community based rehabilitation program. Four sets of sample questionnaires were used during data collection. The results showed that the level of drug users in region XII in terms of state self-esteem was described very high and emotional intelligence was also described high. It was also revealed that aggression among drug users was moderate and same for personal drug use. There were significant relationships between state selfesteem and personal drug use and also showed that the correlation among emotional intelligence and personal drug use had been important. Conclusively, there was a significant relationship between state self-esteem, emotional intelligence, aggression, and personal drug use. Moreover, state self-esteem, emotional intelligence and aggression are predictor of personal drug use. Furthermore, generated model 4 fits on personal drug use. This means that the causes of personal drug use lean on the emotional intelligence and aggression which stimulated by young and adult users. In addition, personal drug use is best anchored of state self-esteem and emotional intelligence which signify that the extent of state self-esteem and emotional intelligence could mean high level factor or contributor of personal drug use.

Keywords : Personal Drug Use Among Drug Users: A Structural Equation Model, Region XII Philippines.


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