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Eysenck Personality Dimensions in a Sample of Cannabis Users

Keywords: Cannabis , Extraversion , Introversion , Personality , Personality inventory

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Objective: The objective of this study is to examine Eysenck personality dimensions in cannabis users Method:100 regular cannabis users were selected and completed Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) which easures Neuroticism (N),Extraversion-Introversion (E-I) and Psychoticism (P) dimensions of Eysenck personality structures Results:The scores of 51% of cannabis users were higher than mean in all dimensions of EPQ. Also the mean score of N and P were higher than the score which Eysenck has reported for Iranian population Conclusions:This research reinforces our call for a public health information campaign about a drug which may young people still see as being risk-free.Psychiatric morbidity and cases of psychotic disorder could be prevented by discouraging cannabis use among vulnerable youths.

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