ERIC Number: EJ818845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Trajectories of Childhood Aggression and Inattention/Hyperactivity: Differential Effects on Substance Abuse in Adolescence
Jester, Jennifer M.; Nigg, Joel T.; Buu, Anne; Puttler, Leon I.; Glass, Jennifer M.; Heitzeg, Mary M.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Zucker, Robert A.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n10 p1158 Oct 2008
335 children of alcoholic and nonalcoholic fathers were examined to study the relation between childhood behavior trajectories and adolescent substance abuse. Findings suggested that children with both aggression and inattention/hyperactivity were at an increased risk of substance abuse when compared to children with only inattention/hyperactivity and also predicted an earlier onset of drug use in adolescent, independent of aggression.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Hyperactivity, Drug Use, Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Alcoholism, Fathers, Child Behavior, Aggression, Risk, Comparative Analysis, Prediction, Age
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