Choices made during adolescence can impact lifetime health. To analyse the factors involved in adolescent substance use, an explanatory model was developed. Data from 12881 students that participated in the HBSC/WHO survey were analysed. The model fit the data well (CFI: .985; NNFI: .980; RMSEA: .018 (.017-.020); SRMR: .018). The levels of explained variance for substance use varied from 12% to 47%. Alcohol and tobacco use were the main determinants factors associated to of the illicit drugs use. Relationships with family, friends, classmates, and teachers were associated with substance use mainly through psychological symptoms, well-being, and school adjustment.

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Simes, Celeste; Gaspar de Matos, Margarida; Batista Foguet, Joan M.; Simons-Morton , Bruce

Substance use across adolescence: Do gender and age matters??

01/2014
Choices made during adolescence can impact lifetime health. To analyse the factors involved in adolescent substance use, an explanatory model was developed. Data from 12881 students that participated in the HBSC/WHO survey were analysed. The model fit the data well (CFI: .985; NNFI: .980; RMSEA: .018 (.017-.020); SRMR: .018). The levels of explained variance for substance use varied from 12% to 47%. Alcohol and tobacco use were the main determinants factors associated to of the illicit drugs use. Relationships with family, friends, classmates, and teachers were associated with substance use mainly through psychological symptoms, well-being, and school adjustment.
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Substance use across adolescence: Do gender and age matters??
Simes, Celeste; Gaspar de Matos, Margarida; Batista Foguet, Joan M.; Simons-Morton , Bruce
Psicologia: Reflexo e Crtica
Vol. 27, n 1, 01/2014, p. 1 - 10

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