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Moderation of Sensation Seeking Effects on Adolescent Substance Use

Abstract Adolescent substance use carries a considerable public health burden, and early initiation into use is especially problematic. Research has shown that sensation seeking traits increase risk for substance use experimentation, but less is known about individual and contextual factors that can potentially protect against this risk. This study utilized a longitudinal sub sample of youth (N=567) from a larger study of familial alcoholism to examine sensation seeking in early adolescence (ages 10-15) and its relations to later substance use experimentation. Hypotheses tested whether individual executive control, parenting consistency, neighborhood disadvantage, and neighborhood ethnic concentration moderated sensation seeking’s effects on substan... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Jensen, Michaeline Rae (Author) / Gonzales, Nancy A (Advisor) / Chassin, Laurie (Advisor) / Enders, Craig (Committee member) / White, Rebecca (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Individual & family studies / Adolescence / Disinhibition / Neighborhood / Parenting / Sensation Seeking / Substance Use
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 103 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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