The development and maintenance of smoking, drinking, and other drug use among Dublin post primary pupils.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337598
Title:
The development and maintenance of smoking, drinking, and other drug use among Dublin post primary pupils.
Authors:
Grube, Joel W.; Morgan, Mark
Citation:
Grube, J.W. & Morgan, M., 1990. The development and maintenance of smoking, drinking, and other drug use among Dublin post primary pupils. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute.
Publisher:
Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337598
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The present report is complementary to the study published in 1986 on Smoking, Drinking and Other Drug Use Among Dublin Post·Primary School Pupils. It includes data from a follow-up phase and is especially concerned with identifying factors that predict initiation to, and changes in, substance use behaviours. The findings of the earlier report had shown that rales of smoking were high in comparison to other countries. The level of alcohol consumption was midway between that of high consumption countries like France and that of low consumption countries like Israel. As regards illegal substances, it was shown that while the use of solvents is moderately high, the use of other illegal substances is rather low. The findings of the earlier report also identified several factors that were associated with use. Peer example, beliefs in positive consequences and tendencies towards deviant behaviours were all shown to be related to substance use. On the other hand, parental disapproval, "bonding" to family and school and beliefs in negative consequences tended to act as restraining factors in substance use. While the earlier report provides an indication of the prevalence of the use of various drugs, and of the correlates of such use, the cross-sectional nature of the analysis· precludes a full understanding of the causes of such behaviour. The major problem is that such analyses make it difficult distinguish between the events that come about as a result of substance use from those that bring about such use. Thus, it is hard to discern whether friends' use is actually a causal factor in substance use or whether young people who are inclined to use various substances select friends who are similarly inclined. Panel or longitudinal studies try to disentangle such factors.
Keywords:
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION; TEENAGERS; SMOKING; DRUGS MISUSE
ISBN:
0707001145

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGrube, Joel W.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Marken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-23T15:12:01Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-23T15:12:01Z-
dc.date.issued1990-
dc.identifier.citationGrube, J.W. & Morgan, M., 1990. The development and maintenance of smoking, drinking, and other drug use among Dublin post primary pupils. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute.en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn0707001145-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337598-
dc.descriptionThe present report is complementary to the study published in 1986 on Smoking, Drinking and Other Drug Use Among Dublin Post·Primary School Pupils. It includes data from a follow-up phase and is especially concerned with identifying factors that predict initiation to, and changes in, substance use behaviours. The findings of the earlier report had shown that rales of smoking were high in comparison to other countries. The level of alcohol consumption was midway between that of high consumption countries like France and that of low consumption countries like Israel. As regards illegal substances, it was shown that while the use of solvents is moderately high, the use of other illegal substances is rather low. The findings of the earlier report also identified several factors that were associated with use. Peer example, beliefs in positive consequences and tendencies towards deviant behaviours were all shown to be related to substance use. On the other hand, parental disapproval, "bonding" to family and school and beliefs in negative consequences tended to act as restraining factors in substance use. While the earlier report provides an indication of the prevalence of the use of various drugs, and of the correlates of such use, the cross-sectional nature of the analysis· precludes a full understanding of the causes of such behaviour. The major problem is that such analyses make it difficult distinguish between the events that come about as a result of substance use from those that bring about such use. Thus, it is hard to discern whether friends' use is actually a causal factor in substance use or whether young people who are inclined to use various substances select friends who are similarly inclined. Panel or longitudinal studies try to disentangle such factors.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEconomic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)en_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOL CONSUMPTIONen_GB
dc.subjectTEENAGERSen_GB
dc.subjectSMOKINGen_GB
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen_GB
dc.titleThe development and maintenance of smoking, drinking, and other drug use among Dublin post primary pupils.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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