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ERIC Number: EJ654765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Truancy, Grade Point Average, and Sexual Activity: A Meta-Analysis of Risk Indicators for Youth Substance Use.
Hallfors, Denise; Vevea, Jack L.; Iritani, Bonita; Cho, HyunSan; Khatapoush, Shereen; Saxe, Leonard
Journal of School Health, v72 n5 p205-11 May 2002
Compared three risk measures associated with adolescent substance use (truancy, grade point average, and recent sexual intercourse) to assess the reliability of risk measures across different survey instruments, communities, and points in time. Truancy appeared superior because of its strong predictive value, particularly among younger children, and because rates could be compared to school records to assess sampling validity over time. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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