SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PEER GROUP AND DRUG ADDICTION AT FAMILIAL LEVEL IN SWAT KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN
Keywords:Family; Drugs; Addiction; Peers; Effects.
The main objective of this paper “Sociological analysis of peer group and drug addiction at familial level” is to explore peer group contribution to drug addiction cases increase and its consequences on other family members in the area. For this study a sample size of 375 from a population of 6000 has been calculated through Yamane formula. Simple random sampling technique has been used for data collection through interview schedule. The collected data was analyzed through SPSS-2021 for prevalence and association measurement. Univariate for prevalence, bi variate chi square for association while multivariate analyses by controlling background variables were carried out. At univariate level 68 % respondents strongly agreed upon spending time with friends, 70 % had developed a sense of belongingness during meeting with friends while 70 % meetings with friends were in common places, had increased dose by the saying of peers and interested in time spending with those peers who were addicts. Similarly, at bivariate level the variable “peer group” had a highly significant and positive association at (P = <≤ ≥> 0.05) confidence level and (Tb± 0-1) showed strength and direction with effects of drugs addiction on other family members (EDAFM). At multivariate level all background variables results were checked for spuriousness and nonspuriousness based on significance (P = <≤ ≥> 0.05) and Tb (Tb± 0-1) values.