The aim of this study was to analyse the differences in self-efficacy, self-control, attributional style, and social anxiety among drug dependents who request treatment compared with those who do not. The selection criterion for participants was the presence of a drug and/or alcohol dependence disorder according to the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV, DSM-IV-TR) (APA, 1994, 2000). Participants were assigned to two groups, clinical or treatment group (n = 50) and control or nontreatment group (n = 34). Results revealed significant differences between the groups, with lower scores in self-control and social self-efficacy, higher scores in social anxiety, and a more internal and stable attributional style for successes in the group that requested treatment compared with the group that did not request treatment. The implications of the results were analysed in order to increase the request for treatment by addicts and their adherence to it.
|Translated title of the contribution||Personality variables that motivate treatment|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|