Research suggests that adolescents'family communication patterns should predict their reactions to anti-drug messages.
The authors propose that the impact of such patterns is contingent upon the extent of adolescent rebelliousness.
Fifty-one adolescents saw six anti-drug PSAs, and assessed whether they considered the messages believable and likely to persuade them and people they knew.
Respondents were split into high/low groups with respect to conformity-orientation (authoritarian family communication patterns), conversation-orientation (open family communication patterns), and rebelliousness.
As predicted, rebellious adolescents from the more authoritarian, conformity-oriented families considered the messages relatively less believable than did the non-rebellious adolescents from authoritarian, conformity-oriented families.
Predicted negative relationships between family conversation-orientation and assessments of anti-drug PSA believability and persuasiveness were not found.
Youth who had experimented with drugs, as predicted, did assess the anti-drug PSAs as less persuasive than those who did not.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Tabagisme, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Efficacité, Crédibilité information, Communication information, Milieu familial, Relation familiale, Environnement social, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Tobacco smoking, Prevention, Health education, Efficiency, Information credibility, Information communication, Family environment, Familial relation, Social environment, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 199608.