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Development and validation of a brief screening version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire.
TLDR
These findings support the viability of the CTQ-SF across diverse clinical and nonreferred populations and demonstrated good criterion-related validity in a subsample of adolescents on whom corroborative data were available.
Predictors of Early High School Dropout: A Test of Five Theories.
This study compared the adequacy of 5 theories to predict dropping out of high school before the 10th grade. These theories include full mediation by academic achievement and direct effects related
Drug use and intimate relationships among women and men: separating specific from general effects in prospective data using structural equation models.
  • M. Newcomb
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 June 1994
TLDR
The use of specific paths in structural equation models (SEMs) that allow separation and tests of both unique and common (latent) aspects of measured variables are presented.
Modeling the Etiology of Adolescent Substance Use: A Test of the Social Development Model
TLDR
It is concluded that the social development model provides an acceptable fit to predict drug use at ages 17 to 18 and implications for the temporal nature of key constructs and for prevention are discussed.
Intergenerational cycle of maltreatment: a popular concept obscured by methodological limitations.
TLDR
This study supports the intergenerational cycle of child maltreatment hypothesis in such a way that several weaknesses in much of existing research were controlled.
Mediational and deviance theories of late high school failure: Process roles of structural strains, academic competence, and general versus specific problem behavior.
Understanding and preventing high school failure is a national priority. Structural strain and general deviance theories attempt to explain late high school failure. The authors tested the hypotheses
Depression, self-derogation, substance use, and suicide ideation: lack of purpose in life as a mediational factor.
TLDR
For both the men and women, the model adequately accounted for the data although there were some important differences between the sexes, including men more apt to turn to drugs and alcohol, whereas women consider suicide.
General deviance syndrome: expanded hierarchical evaluations at four ages from early adolescence to adulthood.
  • L. McGee, M. Newcomb
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 October 1992
TLDR
Hierarchical latent-factor models examined the integrity of this syndrome at 4 developmental stages from early adolescence to adulthood, although subtle changes in certain components of the construct emerged.
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