G J Huba

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Short 15 item scales are developed to measure three second-order factors found within the domain of inner experience, daydreaming, and fantasy encompassed by the Imaginal Processes Inventory. Scales are presented for Positive-Constructive Daydreaming, Guilt-Fear of Failure Daydreaming, and Poor Attentional Control. The measures are derived from a sequential(More)
A confirmatory, longitudinal design was used with a setwise partial canonical correlation methodology to determine whether indicators of a deviant adolescent peer culture contain information about the subsequent drug use beyond that which may be obtained from knowledge of present drug use and perceived sources of supply and support. Peer culture measures(More)
The competing simplex (involvement) and common factor models for youthful drug use are statistically compared using causal modeling with latent variables methods in a sample of 1,634 young adolescents. Latent variables of alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drug use were confirmed and causally interconnected in a set of states. The confirmatory factor and(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which subjects comprising substance use criterion groups (nonusers, alcohol only users, marijuana only users, polydrug users) could be differentiated on the basis of theoretically relevant personality and inner experience constructs. The test battery included variable from the domains of needs,(More)
Peer and adult models are known to exert strong influences on the initiation of adolescent drug use. In this study five hypotheses concerning the role of self-perceived availability of the two types of models at different times in adolescence were tested. The results indicate that maturation is accompanied by an increasing perception of adult and peer(More)
The statistical method of autocorrelation, commonly used in econometrics and engineering, was applied to the daily mood scores of ten depressive hospital in-patients. The analyses made possible the quantification of two aspects of the longitudinal course of individual patients' psychopathology, the degree of day-to-day stability and the degree of(More)
Data on the actual and intended use of psychoactive substances were used to predict substance use 1 year later for 1,177 adolescents. A confirmatory methodology tested whether the information contained in intentions to use drugs provided a sufficient increment over behavioral data in predicting future drug use. While the increment was statistically(More)