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ERIC Number: EJ1163115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Longitudinal Trajectory of the Relationship between Self-Esteem and Substance Use from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Lee, Chung Gun; Seo, Dong-Chul; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Lohrmann, David K.; Song, Tae Min
Journal of School Health, v88 n1 p9-14 Jan 2018
Background: We examined the longitudinal trajectory of substance use (binge drinking, marijuana use, and cocaine use) in relation to self-esteem from adolescence to young adulthood. Methods: Generalized estimating equation models were fit using SAS to investigate changes in the relation between self-esteem and each substance use (binge drinking, marijuana use, and cocaine use) from adolescence to young adulthood. Data were drawn from the 3 waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a nationally representative sample of middle and high school students in the United States (N = 6504). Results: Self-esteem was a significant predictor for the use of all 3 substances at 15 years of age (ps < 0.001). However, at age 21, self-esteem no longer predicted binge drinking and marijuana use in the controlled model. Conclusions: It appears that self-esteem loses its protective role against substance use except cocaine use as adolescents transition to young adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
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