Psychological correlates of solvent abuse

Br J Med Psychol. 1982 Mar;55(Pt 1):63-6. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.1982.tb01483.x.


The present study looked at some of the psychological factors of children who habitually sniff glue. A control group of non-glue-sniffing delinquent boys was compared with an experimental group of glue-sniffing boys. The comparison was across a number of personality variables, using the HSPQ, and the two groups were matched in terms of age, social class and intelligence. A significant difference was found between the two groups in terms of one HSPQ primary factor (factor F) and one HSPQ secondary factor (factor QI).

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Exploratory Behavior
  • Extraversion, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Juvenile Delinquency / psychology
  • Male
  • Personality*
  • Solvents*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*


  • Solvents