Pubertal timing and substance use: the effects of gender, parental monitoring and deviant peers.

@article{Westling2008PubertalTA,
  title={Pubertal timing and substance use: the effects of gender, parental monitoring and deviant peers.},
  author={Erika H. Westling and Judy A. Andrews and Sarah E. Hampson and Missy Peterson},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={555-63}
}
PURPOSE Early pubertal timing is associated with early initiation of cigarettes and alcohol; we evaluated parental monitoring and affiliation with deviant peers in a moderated, mediational model of this relationship for both genders. METHODS We tested a prospective model explaining the process through which pubertal timing is related to early use of cigarettes and alcohol for 360 fourth and fifth graders, following them for 4 years. RESULTS We found a relation between early pubertal… CONTINUE READING

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