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Table 3 Categories and subcategories obtained from motivation analysis

From: Analysis of capability, motivation and opportunity to prevent substance abuse in sensation seeking students on the outskirts of a city in Eastern Iran: a qualitative study

Subcategories Categories
Belief in the excitement of substance, belief in substance drunkenness, belief in the sedative of substance Use substance to control and vent emotions
Avoid stimuli, delaying the response Measures to prevent excitement
Excitement, calming Manifestation and control of emotion
Belief in the harmlessness of substance, Belief in the healing properties of substance False beliefs
Curiosity, imitation Curiosity and imitation
Games and fun, sports activities, Remember God Entertainment
Performing risky individual emotional activities, performing dangerous emotional activities in relation to other people Dangerous solutions to vent emotions