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Psicologia em Estudo

Print version ISSN 1413-7372On-line version ISSN 1807-0329

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ALIANE, Poliana Patrício; LOURENCO, Lélio Moura  and  RONZANI, Telmo Mota. Comparative study of social skills among alcohol abusers and non abusers. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.1, pp.83-88. ISSN 1413-7372.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722006000100010.

This research aims to evaluate and compare differences in Social Skills of alcohol abusers and non-abusers. Eighty people were interviewed, among alcohol abusers and non-abusers, patients of a Health Care Center (SUS). Two instruments were used to collect the data: Social Skills Inventory (ISS) and AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test). A Comparative study between the alcohol abusers and non-abusers including other drugs was carried out. The results showed that there is no difference between the alcohol abusers and non-abusers ISS scores. Men showed a better score in conversation and social abilities also in self-control of the aggressiveness than women did. In addiction, men addicted to alcohol showed a better score in self-control of the aggressiveness than men addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Although literature about this topic shows that the alcohol abuse have an decrease of these social skills, this research does not confirm that.

Keywords : Alcoholism; social skills evaluation; social skills inventory.

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