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Affluent Youth in Emerging Adulthood: Evidence of Elevated Substance Use Relative to Norms

Abstract The primary goal of this study was to investigate whether youth from an affluent community showed elevated rates of substance use and associated problems in young adulthood relative to national norms. The secondary goal was to determine if parents’ “containment,” or stringent disciplinary action, of adolescent substance use as measured in Grade 12 could help predict substance use in senior year of college, over and above other parenting factors. The final goal was to assess trends of substance use over time for stability based on categories of participants’ overall levels of use in Grade 12, (low, medium, high). Results indicated that substance use remained elevated into young adulthood, relative to national norms, consistent with extant re... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Small, Phillip (Author) / Luthar, Suniya (Advisor) / Meier, Madeline (Committee member) / Infurna, Frank (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / affluence / emerging adulthood / substance use / youth
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 40 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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