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NCJ Number: 183666 Find in a Library
Title: Risk Factors for Different Dimensions of Adolescent Drug Use
Journal: Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:2000  Pages:67-90
Author(s): Robert Svensson
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 24
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from 234 male and 233 female students ages 14-15 years in Falkenberg, Sweden, were analyzed to determine which risk factors in the family, school, and peer domains have an effect on the use of different types of drugs (alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics) and on the frequencies of drug use.
Abstract: The research also focused on whether the number of risk factors present also has an effect on the different dimensions of juvenile drug use. Results of multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that the effects of family disruption, conflict in the family, parental monitoring, academic performance, time spent with friends, and peer deviance differed significantly across the various dimensions of drug use studied. The most important risk factors across these dimensions were parental monitoring, time spent with friends, and peer deviance. The number of risk factors present also had an effect on drug use. Findings suggested the usefulness of an understanding of risk factors in developing drug prevention programs and indicated the need for more research on several aspects of risk factors, Tables, note, and 67 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Drug abuse causes; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Home environment; Parent-Child Relations; Parental attitudes; Parental influence; Peer influences on behavior; Sweden
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