Estudo comparativo entre características do repertorio de habilidades sociais de fumantes e ex-fumantes
Alternative titleComparative study between the characteristics of the repertoire of social skills from smokers and ex-smokers
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Goal: Deficits in social skills may predispose to the consumption on psychoactive substances; and among them, the tobacco. This paper present data obtained in a research about social skills in smokers and ex-smokers. Metho: 142 undergraduate students enrolled in 2010 (97 smokers and 45 ex-smokers), participated in the study. We used a questionnaire with socio-demographic data, the Social Skills Inventory and the Fagerström Test. Results: Significant difference was found between the means of the scores of smokers and ex-smokers in the F5 Factor from the IHS (Self-control of Aggression in aversive situations). Conclusion: We discuss the hypothesis that the constant use of cigarettes as a coping strategy in adverse social situations could lead smokers to overestimate their social skills. Research on the subject can help therapeutic intervention programs.