ERIC Number: EJ889604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Do Trajectories of Household Risk in Childhood Moderate Pubertal Timing Effects on Substance Initiation in Middle School?
Lynne-Landsman, Sarah D.; Graber, Julia A.; Andrews, Judy A.
Developmental Psychology, v46 n4 p853-868 Jul 2010
Previous research on pubertal timing has either evaluated contextual predictors of early puberty or negative adjustment outcomes associated with off-time development, especially early maturation. In this study, we integrated these 2 lines of research by evaluating the moderating influence of early childhood household risk on associations between early puberty and 8th-grade substance use in a longitudinal sample of 1,070 participants. We determined trajectories of early childhood household risk using group-based trajectory analysis. Rates of early maturation were higher but not significantly so in groups with high household risk. Early timing was associated with higher rates of substance initiation only among individuals with a history of high household risk. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 5 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Puberty, Risk, Substance Abuse, Grade 8, Longitudinal Studies, Middle School Students, Correlation, Family Environment, Inhalants, Smoking, Drinking, Marijuana, Interviews, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon