Perceived Stress as Predicting and Loneliness as Mediating Factors in Development of Alcohol Abuse Among Young Adults
Hariom Sharma1, Chindu Karoth2, Samreen Naz3

1Dr. Hariom Sharma, Associate Professor, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
2Chindu Karoth, Completed Masters, Department of Psychology, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
3Samreen Naz, Doctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 11 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1764-1769 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F13150476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents empirical evidences for development of alcohol abuse among young adults as a function of perceived stress. The role of person’s loneliness is also examined for its contribution in this alcohol abuse development. Stress is a matter of subjective individual perception and is defined as stimulus or as response (Lazarus, 1966).Forty alcohol abusers were administered with perceived stress and loneliness scales along with Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT). Results revealed average levels of frequency (4.97) and intensity (16.47) of alcohol abuse behavior among participants having different amounts of perceived stress and loneliness. Potential of loneliness for its mediating role in relationship of perceived stress and alcohol abuse development was explored.
Keywords: Alcohol Abuse, Adults, Loneliness, Perceived Stress.
Scope of the Article: Computational Biology