Abstract: The present study aimed to compare of personality characteristics and resiliency in wives of substance addicted individuals with the wives of non-addicted ones. The study population consisted of all wives of substance addicted and non-addicted individuals in Zahedan city in 2015-16. The sample population included 200 wives. The 100 wives of non-substance addicted individuals were selected by .... and 100 wives with substance addicted husbands were chosen by .... To measure the study variables, NEO Personality Inventory and were applied. The study data was analyzed using Multivariate Analysis Of Variance (MANOVA). The findings revealed that there was a significant difference between the wives with addicted and non-addicted husbands in terms of openness to experience, agreeableness and resiliency but there was no significant difference between two groups in terms of neuroticism, extraversion, introversion and conscientiousness. The results showed that providing supportive factors can lead to resiliency increase, besides both formal and informal training programs are more required to promote resiliency.
Fahimeh Jahantigh and Ali Farnam, 2016. The Comparison of Personality Characteristics and Resiliency in Wives of Substance Addicted Individuals with the Wives of Non-Addicted Ones. The Social Sciences, 11: 2080-2084.