عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The purpose of this study was validation of the Addiction Susceptibility Questionnaire (ASQ) by examining the factor structure and internal consistency with exploratory factor analysis in Iran adolescent's population.
Method: Participants were 5884 high school adolescents. The participants were 14-20 years of age and were chosen using cluster random sampling method from 5 Cities in Iran (Uremia, Tehran, Ahwaz, Mashhad and Zanjan).
Results: The results showed that 50 item of the questionnaires were loading in 10 factors of Inner Dissatisfaction, Risk behaviors, Non-reliability, Show off, Positive thoughts about substance, Dissatisfaction with family, Low Faith and Spirituality, Deviation from the norm, Self-centered, Risky relationships with friends With factor loadings between .30 and .80. The reliability of the questionnaire was estimated in range of .68 to .83.
Conclusion: Factor structure and reliability of internal consistency of the Addiction Susceptibility Questionnaire- adolescents Version (ASQ-AV) was suitable. The ASQ-AV to have highly reliable measure of addiction susceptibility by adolescents and it is appropriate for both female and male adolescents in clinical, educational and research settings.