Self-efficacy and psychological distress as predictors of alcohol addiction among the national union of road transport workers in Lagos
Keywords:Alcohol addiction, self-efficacy, psychological distress, national union of road transport workers
The study adopted the pretest-posttest, quasi-experimental design to examine the extent to which self-efficacy and psychological distress predicted alcohol addiction among the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Nigeria. Ninety-seven members of the NURTW whose age ranged from 20-50 (SD=38.0±2.1) were drawn using multi-stage sampling technique. Four standardized self-report measures were used for data collection. Covariance and Bonferroni pair wise test were used to analyse data at 0.05 level of significance. There was a significant main effect of self-efficacy (39.81) as participants with high self-efficacy had a better reduced alcohol addiction than their counterpart with low self-efficacy (25.72). There was no significant main effect of psychological distress on the reduction of alcohol addiction among the NURTW members. The need for counsellors to develop soft skills like self-efficacy in combating addiction and other addictive tendencies among the NURTW was implied from this outcome.