Prospective effects of possible selves on alcohol consumption in adolescents.

  title={Prospective effects of possible selves on alcohol consumption in adolescents.},
  author={Chia-Kuei Lee and Colleen Corte and Karen F Stein and Chang Gi Park and Lorna Finnegan and Linda L. McCreary},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={38 1},
Possible selves, cognitions about the self that reflect hopes, fears, and expectations for the future, are reliable predictors of health risk behaviors but have not been explored as predictors of adolescents' alcohol use. In a secondary analysis of data from 137 adolescents, we examined the influence of possible selves assessed in eighth grade on alcohol consumption (yes/no and level of use) in ninth grade. Having a most important feared possible self related to academics in eighth grade… CONTINUE READING
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