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ERIC Number: EJ886159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Factors Affecting Drug Abuse in Adolescent Females in Rural Communities
Renes, Susan L.; Strange, Anthony T.
Journal of School Counseling, v7 n41 2009
This article explores factors influencing adolescent female substance use in rural communities. Self-reported data gathered from females 12 to 15 years of age in two northwestern communities in the United States showed an association among gender identity, peer and parental relationships, and substance use. Aggressive masculinity had the strongest association with substance use while peer attachment and parent attachment offered some protection. Study findings suggest that early adolescent females exhibiting aggressive behavior are at higher risk for substance use. Along with students who have little parent or peer support, this group represents a target for personal/social development programs that could be implemented by school counselors. (Contains 4 tables.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment