• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Adolescence 1998

The relationship of family structure to adolescent drug use, peer affiliation, and perception of peer acceptance of drug use.

@article{Jenkins1998TheRO,
  title={The relationship of family structure to adolescent drug use, peer affiliation, and perception of peer acceptance of drug use.},
  author={J. E. E. Jenkins and S T Zunguze},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 132},
  pages={
          811-22
        }
}
This study examined the relationship of family structure to adolescent gateway drug use and peer-related factors. The sample consisted of 2,121 randomly selected students in grades 8, 10, and 12 from seventeen school districts in northeastern Ohio. Students were administered a self-report instrument containing items measuring drug use and psychosocial variables. For purposes of analysis, the dependent variables included frequency of use of five gateway drugs, degree of affiliation with drug… CONTINUE READING

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