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High-Risk Sexual Behavior and Substance Use During Young Adulthood: Gender-Specific Developmental Trajectories and the Influence of Early Trauma, and Adolescent Peer and Family Processes

Abstract High-risk sexual behavior (HRSB) and substance use (SU) are highly prevalent in the general population with adolescents and young adults at high risk for engaging in these behaviors. Unhealthy behavioral patterns established during these developmental periods can have detrimental long-term effects on physical and mental health. Health care expenditures, related to consequences of these behaviors, have been estimated to reach around $740 billion in the United States, indicating an imminent public health concern. Unfortunately, little is known about trajectories and risk factors of health risk behaviors (HRBs) beyond age 25, which is a critical developmental period regarding these behaviors. This study sought to better understand HRB trajecto... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Panza, Kaitlyn Elizabeth (Author) / Corbin, William R. (Advisor) / Tein, Jenn-Yun (Advisor) / Crnic, Keith A. (Committee member) / Ha, Thao (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Developmental psychology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 178 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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