Methods of structural equation modelling were used to analyse the correlations between reports of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use in a birth cohort of New Zealand children studied to the age of 16.
This analysis produced three major conclusions :
(a) the correlations between tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use could be explained by a factor representing the individual's vulnerability to substance use ; (b) predictors of vulnerability to substance use were the extent to which the individual affiliated with delinquent or substance using peers, novelty seeking, and parental illicit drug use ; (c) in the region of 54% of the correlations between substance use behaviours could be predicted from observed risk factors and 46% was attributable to non-observed sources of vulnerability.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude longitudinale, Consommation, Tabac, Boisson alcoolisée, Substance toxicomanogène, Facteur prédictif, Vulnérabilité, Facteur risque, Personnalité, Trouble conduite, Sexe, Milieu familial, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Environnement social, Statut socioéconomique, Adolescent, Homme, Trouble comportement social, Recherche nouveauté
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Follow up study, Consumption, Tobacco, Alcoholic beverage, Drug of abuse, Predictive factor, Vulnerability, Risk factor, Personality, Conduct disorder, Sex, Family environment, New Zealand, Oceania, Social environment, Socioeconomic status, Adolescent, Human, Social behavior disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0454429
Code Inist : 002B18C05D. Création : 25/01/1999.