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NCJ Number: NCJ 241949     Find in a Library
Title: Optimism and Pessimism as Predictors of Alcohol Use Trajectories in Adolescence
Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:January - March 2013  Pages:58 to 68
Author(s): Tyler B. Wray ; Rob D. Dvorak ; Jennifer F. Hsia ; Ashley M. Arens ; William E. Schweinle
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 11
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined relationships between optimism and pessimism and alcohol use trajectories of adolescents using latent growth modeling.
Abstract: A range of research has recognized the benefits of optimism in a variety of health-related outcomes. Pessimism has received less attention but may be a distinct concept that is uniquely related to certain health behaviors, including drug use. The present study examined relationships between optimism and pessimism and alcohol use trajectories of adolescents using latent growth modeling. Results suggest that optimism was negatively associated with alcohol use at age 14, but pessimism was negatively associated with alcohol use at that age for boys. Findings illustrate the importance of perceptions about the future to patterns of alcohol use at younger ages. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research ; Attitudes ; Alcohol consumption analysis ; Behavior patterns ; Alcohol abuse
   
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