Author: Iram Shehzadi
Supervisor: Ms. Shamaila Asad
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to explore the psychological distress among smoker and non smoker students. Main hypothesis of the research was that there will be a relationship between psychological distress and smoking among students. The sample was taken from University of Punjab, Lahore and Government College University, Lahore. The sample was comprised of 100 male students equally divided for both smoker and non smoker. Psychological Distress Scale (K 10) was used to assess the psychological distress among smoker and non smoker students. The ten-item Questionnaire of Smoking Urges (QSU-brief) was used to assess the smoking urges among students. The descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the results. A significant positive correlation between psychological distress and smoking was found.
Keywords: psychological distress, smoking urges students.
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