Designing a Structural Relationship Pattern for Predicting Relapse Consumption Based on Dysfunctional Personality Beliefs The Mediating Role of Inhibition Control

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.

2 Department of Psychology, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


This study sought to develop a structural relationship model for relapse prediction based on dysfunctional personality beliefs regarding the mediating role of inhibition control. The investigation involved the correlation of structural equations. In 2021, the statistical population comprised all drug addicts who sought treatment at Ardabil Addiction Treatment Camp. 200 male subjects were chosen using the available sampling method and the Relapse to the Prediction Questionnaire (RPS), the Dysfunctional Personality Beliefs Questionnaire (PBQ), and the Inhibition Control Test (go / nogo). Using clever pls3 software, the obtained data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. According to the results of structural equation modeling, dysfunctional personality beliefs have a direct and significant effect on relapse. In addition, inhibition control mediated the indirect impact of dysfunctional personality beliefs. The value of fit (GOF) criterion was utilized to evaluate the model’s overall fit, which governs both the measurement and structural model components. Consequently, the value of goodness of fit (GOF) is 0.41, which, when compared to acceptable values for GOF, demonstrates the model’s overall good fit. According to the findings of this study, it is necessary to provide regular training programs for substance abusers based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy in order to determine the patient’s dysfunctional beliefs about addiction, assist the patient in developing more effective beliefs and behaviors, and assist the patient in developing more effective coping mechanisms.


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