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An Investigation Into Factors Which Predict Adolescent Substance Use.

Rahim, Masuma. (2014) An Investigation Into Factors Which Predict Adolescent Substance Use. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

Adolescent substance use is a significant problem in the UK. The literature suggests that impulsivity and self-esteem predict substance use in young people but less attention has been paid to the role of variables related to self-concept. 672 individuals aged 14-19 (254 girls; 418 boys) participated in a cross-sectional study assessing the role of shame and self-compassion in predicting alcohol/drug use. Impulsivity and shame predicted alcohol use in girls; in boys self-esteem was also implicated. Impulsivity predicted drug use in girls; no variables were significant in boys. Self-compassion demonstrated no predictive power. The clinical, methodological and theoretical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Rahim, Masuma.
Date : 2014
Additional Information : Thesis (Psych.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 2014.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 06 May 2020 14:37
Last Modified : 06 May 2020 14:44
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/856309

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