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NCJ Number: 126398 Find in a Library
Title: Peer Cluster Theory and Adolescent Drug Use: A Reanalysis
Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:20  Issue:3  Dated:(1990)  Pages:191-198
Author(s): R D Hays; J P Revetto
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 8
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a EQS computer program, this study reevaluates data on drug use, peer drug associations, school adjustment, family sanctions, religious identification, and family strength in a sample of 415 high school students to analyze the peer cluster theory that hypothesizes that peer drug association has a direct impact on adolescent drug use.
Abstract: The analysis showed two exceptions to the earlier theory: that family sanctions and school adjustment both have direct effects on drug use. The alternative models suggested by the authors support the theory that the family, peer drug associations, religious identification, and recreational drug use impact on school adjustment; this finding underscores previous research on the importance of this life domain for young adolescents. 3 figures and 21 notes
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Peer influences on behavior
Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes; Home environment
Note: An earlier version was presented at the Second Iowa Conference on Personal Relationships, Iowa City, May 1989.
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