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Schwinn, Traci Marie; Hopkins, Jessica Elizabeth; Schinke, Steven Paul – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objectives: Girls' rates of drug use have met up with and, in some instances, surpassed boys' rates. Although girls and boys share risk and protective factors associated with drug use, girls also have gender-specific risks. Interventions to prevent girls' drug use must be tailored to address the dynamics of female adolescence. Methods: One such…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Web Based Instruction
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Valkov, Petar – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
Addiction to psychoactive substances is a serious problem, involved in a variety of social problems, such as crime, highway deaths, suicide, accidental deaths, hospitalization, poor school performance and dropout, job absenteeism, child and spouse abuse, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. The purpose of this study is to investigate the…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Correlation, Addictive Behavior, Foreign Countries
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Leblanc, Raymond; Drolet, Marie; Ducharme, Daphne; Arcand, Isabelle; Head, Robert; Alphonse, Jean R. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This study examines the conceptualization of risk behavior held by 26 Franco-Ontarian young adolescents (12-14 years of age) who participated in Lions Quest, a program specially designed to promote physical and mental health and to prevent drug and alcohol use. More specifically, it seeks to better understand the participating adolescents'…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Risk, Physical Health
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Dembo, Richard; Burgos, William – Journal of Drug Education, 1976
Drawing upon research and the literature on socialization, social psychology and drug abuse, an ethnographically informed, social context model of the actor is developed and its implications for prevention activities among ghetto youths examined. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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Dutra-Thomé, Luciana; DeSousa, Diogo; Koller, Silvia Helena – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: The dynamics between risk and promotive factors within ecological contexts of development in emerging adulthood may influence the self-concepts and involvement in problem behaviors of young individuals. Objective: To investigate associations of risk (exposure to domestic and community violence; prejudice) and promotive factors (family,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Late Adolescents, Young Adults, Individual Development
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Okamoto, Scott K.; Helm, Susana; Giroux, Danielle; Kaliades, Alexis – Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2011
This exploratory study examines the use of explanations for refusal as a drug-resistance strategy for rural Native Hawaiian youths. Fourteen gender-specific focus groups were conducted within seven middle or intermediate schools on the Island of Hawai'i (N = 64). Participants were asked to describe drug-resistance strategies in response to 15…
Descriptors: Prevention, Focus Groups, Resistance (Psychology), Drug Abuse
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Brown, Joel H.; Clarey, Amy M. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Despite considerable research concerning drug education and zero tolerance policies, few have examined their combined youth impact. Comprehensive and nationally recognized mixed method evidence is drawn from 77 school districts and 118 schools in the Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) evaluation. For the first time it is found that the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Youth, Drug Education, Social Psychology
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Choo, Hyekyung – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
This study examined a full path model of stress process for predicting illicit drug use among Asian and Latino immigrants' adolescent children. Using 2-year longitudinal data (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health) from a sample of adolescents with Asian or Latino immigrant parents (N = 2,353), the study explored structural…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Immigrants, Adolescents, Path Analysis
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Okamoto, Scott K.; Po'a-Kekuawela, Ka'ohinani; Chin, Coralee I. H.; Nebre, La Risa H.; Helm, Susana – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
This qualitative study examined the drug resistance strategies of Hawaiian youth residing in rural communities in Hawai'i. Forty seven youth participated in 14 focus groups which focused on the social and environmental context of drug use for these youth. The findings indicated that there were 47 references to resistance strategies used in drug…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Focus Groups, Drug Use
Nenadic-Bilan, Diana; Vigato, Teodora – Online Submission, 2010
The national strategies of drug abuse prevention across Europe have come to recognise that the drug abuse problem presents a complex set of issues of which there is no simple solution. There is a considerable increase in investment in prevention, treatment and harm-reduction activities and increased focus on supply reduction. School settings are…
Descriptors: Play, Puppetry, Dramatic Play, Drug Education
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Lardier, David T., Jr.; Barrios, Veronica R.; Garcia-Reid, Pauline; Reid, Robert J. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2018
Hispanic urban youth experience high levels of violence, access to drugs and alcohol, and limited access to quality educational institutions, as well as a disproportionate use of substances. However, youth exposed to multiple sources of support, such as values related to family centrality (e.g., family cohesion or "familismo") and…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Youth, At Risk Persons, Substance Abuse
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Miech, Richard A. – Institute for Social Research, 2014
Substance use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality, and is in large part why people in the U.S. have the highest probability among industrialized nations of dying by age 50. Substance use deserves our sustained attention. It is also an important determinant of many social ills including child and spouse abuse, violence more…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, College Students, Grade 8, Grade 10
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O'Sullivan, Dan – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
This study examines Early School Leaving (ESL) and resilience in young people aged 15-20. It explores effects of negative internalised stereotypes on Early School Leavers (ESLs). Three Positive Youth Development (PYD) programmes were used to challenge these stereotypes in one Youthreach centre. 19 participants recruited from a Youthreach centre…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents, Young Adults
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2016, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 of April to 2 of May, 2016. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
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