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Table 3 Motivations for cannabis use among 214 Internet survey respondents in multivariate logistic regression models

From: Cannabis as entheogen: survey and interview data on the spiritual use of cannabis

  Adventure Curiosity Insight and understanding for personal growth Psychological self-exploration To cure or heal personal problems
B SE p B SE p B SE p B SE p B SE P
Intercept -5.69 2.99   -1.17 2.89   -13.96 3.31 *** -3.49 2.80   -.63 3.00  
Age -.23 .19   .03 .18   -.24 .18   -.25 .17   -.34 .20  
Gender (M) -.11 .52   .00 .51   -.34 .47   -.22 .48   -.62 .49  
Education -.03 .16   .05 .16   .48 .18 ** .06 .16   -.14 .16  
Extraversion -.15 .13   .00 .14   .04 .13   -.11 .12   .04 .13  
Conscientiousness .09 .16   .08 .16   .22 .15   .06 .15   .07 .15  
Openness .26 .22   .11 .22   .49 .22 * .29 .20   .24 .22  
Agreeableness .35 .15 * .01 .15   .17 .15   .26 .14   .02 .16  
Emotional stability .41 .16 ** .27 .15   .14 .14   -.02 .14   -.36 .15 *
Risk taking .01 .03   .03 .03   .03 .03   .02 .02   .04 .03  
Alcohol use .20 .17   .02 .17   .25 .17   .00 .16   -.07 .17  
Amphetamine use -.08 .19   -.47 .18 * -.23 .20   -.14 .18   -.07 .20  
Cigarette/tobacco use -.10 .12   .17 .12   .15 .12   -.01 .11   .00 .11  
Cocaine use .17 .41   -.16 .41   .65 .42   -.17 .41   .01 .40  
Opiate use -.19 .20   -.19 .22   .09 .20   .24 .21   -.23 .20  
Psychedelics use 12 months -.12 .10   -.09 .10   -.06 .10   -.04 .10   .06 .10  
Years of cannabis experience .01 .18   -.35 .18 * .23 .18   .02 .16   .05 .19  
Cannabis use 12 months .00 .07   .06 .07   .17 .07 * .02 .07   .14 .08  
Spiritual motivation 2.49 .43 *** 1.32 .41 *** 2.37 .44 *** 2.56 .42 *** 1.30 .41 ***
  1. Note: N = 214. Results from multivariate logistic regression models. Each model contains 18 independent variables: age, gender (coded as male = 1), education (quantified from 1 = “Have not completed high school” to 6 = “PhD”), the Big Five personality traits, the overall Risk Taking score (RTI), five variables for current drug use (quantified from 1 = “Daily” to 5 = “Never”), two variables for the number of use occasions for psychedelics and cannabis over the last 12 months, a variable for the number of years of cannabis experience (quantified from 1 = “Less than a year” to 5 = “10+ years”),and a dichotomous variable for spiritual motivation. Results from five models are shown, one for each of five dependent variables: adventure (model Nagelkerke R-square = .41), curiosity (model Nagelkerke R-square = .21), personal growth (model Nagelkerke R-square = .44), self-exploration (model Nagelkerke R-square = .38), and healing personal problems (model Nagelkerke R-square = .27). Values in bold represent statistically significant associations. B = unstandardized regression coefficient, SE = standard error, * p < = .05, ** p < = .01, *** p < = .001