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The importance of bonding to school for healthy development: findings from the Social Development Research Group.
Summary of Etiological Analyses. T his analysis confirm ed the im portance of school bonding to child devel-opm ent. V arious techniques w ere used to exam ine the rela-tionship betw een schoolExpand
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Increases in alcohol and marijuana use during the transition out of high school into emerging adulthood: The effects of leaving home, going to college, and high school protective factors.
OBJECTIVE This study examined the effects of leaving home and going to college on changes in the frequency of alcohol use, heavy episodic drinking, and marijuana use shortly after leaving highExpand
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Longitudinal effects of student mobility on three dimensions of elementary school engagement.
Working within the developmental science research framework, this study sought to capture a dynamic and complex view of student mobility. Second- through fifth-grade data (N = 1,003, predominantlyExpand
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Romantic Relationships and Substance Use in Early Adulthood
This study used longitudinal data from 909 young adults to examine associations between substance use and the status and quality of romantic relationships. Heavy alcohol use, marijuana use, andExpand
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Raising healthy children through enhancing social development in elementary school: Results after 1.5 years
This study examined results of a comprehensive, multifaceted longitudinal school-based prevention program called Raising Healthy Children (RHC). RHC focuses on enhancing protective factors with theExpand
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Is nonmedical prescription opiate use a unique form of illicit drug use?
Nonmedical prescription opiate (NMPO) use is of great concern because of its high addiction potential, cognitive impairment effects, and other adverse consequences (e.g., hormonal and immune systemExpand
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Do social and behavioral characteristics targeted by preventive interventions predict standardized test scores and grades?
This study assessed whether characteristics of individuals that are predictors of youth problem behavior such as substance use, delinquency, and violence also predict academic achievement.Expand
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Opening the Black Box: Using Process Evaluation Measures to Assess Implementation and Theory Building
The past decade has seen increasing recognition in prevention science of the need to move away from a black box approach to intervention evaluation and toward an approach that can elaborate on theExpand
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An experimental intervention with families of substance abusers: one-year follow-up of the focus on families project.
AIMS Children whose parents abuse drugs are exposed to numerous factors that increase the likelihood of future drug abuse. Despite this heightened risk, few experimental tests of prevention programsExpand
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Sexual risk behavior 6 months post-high school: associations with college attendance, living with a parent, and prior risk behavior.
PURPOSE This study examined sexual risk behavior (SRB) among a community sample of youth in the fall after their senior year of high school. The primary goal was to examine associations betweenExpand
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