Frequent electronic media communication with friends is associated with higher adolescent substance use

  title={Frequent electronic media communication with friends is associated with higher adolescent substance use},
  author={Rob Gommans and G. Stevens and E. Finne and A. Cillessen and M. Boniel-Nissim and T. Bogt},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  • Rob Gommans, G. Stevens, +3 authors T. Bogt
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Public Health
  • ObjectivesThis study investigated the unique associations between electronic media communication (EMC) with friends and adolescent substance use (tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis), over and beyond the associations of face-to-face (FTF) interactions with friends and the average level of classroom substance use.MethodsDrawn from the cross-national 2009/2010 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in The Netherlands, 5,642 Dutch adolescents (Mage = 14.29) reported on their substance… CONTINUE READING

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