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Title: An investigation into factors which predict adolescent substance use
Author: Rahim, Masuma
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2014
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Adolescent substance use is a significant problem in the UK. The literature suggests that impulsivity and self-esteem predict substance use in young people but less attention has been paid to the role of variables related to self-concept. 672 individuals aged 14-19 (254 girls; 418 boys) participated in a cross-sectional study assessing the role of shame and self-compassion in predicting alcohol/drug use. Impulsivity and shame predicted alcohol use in girls; in boys self-esteem was also implicated. Impulsivity predicted drug use in girls; no variables were significant in boys. Self-compassion demonstrated no predictive power. The clinical, methodological and theoretical implications are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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