ERIC Number: EJ1084815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Associations between Physical and Relational Forms of Peer Aggression and Victimization and Risk for Substance Use among Elementary School-Age Youths
Fite, Paula J.; Gabrielli, Joy; Cooley, John L.; Rubens, Sonia L.; Pederson, Casey A.; Vernberg, Eric M.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v25 n1 p1-10 2016
This study examined associations between physical and relational forms of aggression and victimization and risk for willingness to engage in substance use and actual use in a sample of 231 (50% male) second- through fourth-grade students (mean age = 8.3 years). Physical aggression was more strongly associated with risk for substance use outcomes than physical victimization. Neither relational aggression nor victimization were linked to risk for substance use. Specifically targeting physical aggression for the prevention of early substance use among elementary school-age youths appears to be warranted.
Descriptors: Correlation, Aggression, Victims, Risk, Substance Abuse, Elementary School Students, Prevention, Teacher Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Path Analysis, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: F31DA034423