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Illicit drug use in English adolescent students–Results of a subgroup mediation analyses

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Illicit drug use in English adolescent students–Results of a subgroup mediation analyses. / Wilkhu, Poonum.

In: Journal of Substance Use, 29.08.2021.

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title = "Illicit drug use in English adolescent students–Results of a subgroup mediation analyses",
abstract = "BackgroundThis paper builds on the results from the study: Illicit drug use in English adolescent students – results of a cumulative mediation analyses. The study sets out to specify the most significant social learning (SL) pathways for each of the ages, regions, and gender.MethodsMediation analyses of a secondary dataset: Smoking Drinking Drug Use Survey 2016 (N = 12,051) on adolescents aged 11–15 years.ResultsThe most important SL pathway to drug use for boys was imitation of friends and for girls it was having the “perception” that fellow peers were consuming drugs. Positive attitudes to glue was a strong SL pathway at ages 11 and 12 but not for ages 13–15 years. In the Northern parts of England positive attitudes to cannabis and in the Southern regions peer association were the strongest SL pathways to drug use.ConclusionThe results are of relevance to policy because they confirm that drug use is a learnt behaviour and that this learnt behaviour varies for gender, region and specific ages.",
keywords = "Drug Use, Adolescence, PEER INFLUENCE, family factors, Attitudes, GENDER, substance misuse, Illicit drug use, Social learning",
author = "Poonum Wilkhu",
year = "2021",
month = aug,
day = "29",
doi = "10.1080/14659891.2021.1967478",
language = "English",
journal = "Journal of Substance Use",
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