Contributions of the social context to the development of adolescent substance use: a multivariate latent growth modeling approach.

@article{Duncan1998ContributionsOT,
  title={Contributions of the social context to the development of adolescent substance use: a multivariate latent growth modeling approach.},
  author={Susan C. Duncan and Terry E. Duncan and Anthony Biglan and Dennis V Ary},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={57-71}
}
This article demonstrates a latent growth curve methodology for analyzing longitudinal data of adolescent substance use. Hypotheses concerning the form of growth in alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use, and covariates influencing the form of growth, were tested. Participants were male and female adolescents (n = 664) assessed at three time points. A common trajectory existed across the developmental period with significant increases in all three substances. Second-order multivariate extensions… CONTINUE READING