Preadolescent predictors of substance initiation: a test of both the direct and mediated effect of family social control factors on deviant peer associations and substance initiation.

@article{Oxford2001PreadolescentPO,
  title={Preadolescent predictors of substance initiation: a test of both the direct and mediated effect of family social control factors on deviant peer associations and substance initiation.},
  author={Monica L. Oxford and Tracy W. Harachi and Richard F. Catalano and Robert D. Abbott},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={599-616}
}
A review of the literature suggests that early substance initiation is related to a variety of negative outcomes, including substance misuse or abuse in adolescence and adulthood. This study examines potentially modifiable predictors of early substance initiation, including both family and peer factors known to influence early initiation. A theoretically derived model of substance initiation was tested using structural equation modeling. Results indicate that both family and peer factors have… CONTINUE READING

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