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Associations Between Executive Cognitive Functioning in Early Adolescence and Alcohol-Related Problems in Young Adulthood: Results from a Prospective, Longitudinal Study

Abstract Poor executive cognitive functioning (ECF) is associated with a variety of alcohol-related problems, however, it is not known whether poor ECF precedes the onset of heavy drinking. Establishing the temporal precedence of poor ECF may have implications for our understanding of the development of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). The present study tests associations between early-adolescent ECF and young-adult risky drinking and alcohol-related problems in a prospective study of youth followed to young adulthood. Participants completed three ECF tasks at ages 11-14 and reported on their risky drinking and alcohol-related problems at ages 18-24. A latent ECF factor was created to determine whether early-adolescent ECF was associated with drinking ou... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Jones, Connor Brian (Author) / Meier, Madeline (Advisor) / Chassin, Laurie (Committee member) / McClure, Samuel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / alcohol / executive function
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 67 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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