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A Dynamic Cascade Model of the Development of Substance - Use Onset

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3491-3
200 pages
January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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The book offers an extensive exploration of the childhood factors that can lead to substance abuse.
  • Puts forward a dynamic cascade model of the development of adolescent substance-use onset
  • Model is based on broad sampling of children from prekindergarten through to Grade 12
  • The results offer practical suggestions for interventions, public policies, and economics of substance-use and future inquiry
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Table of Contents

ABSTRACT vii

I. INTRODUCTION 1

II. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS 32

III. SUBSTANCE USE PATTERNS AND CORRELATIONS AMONG VARIABLES 38

IV. EARLY CHILD AND SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS 51

V. EARLY PARENTING FACTORS 55

VI. EARLY CHILD BEHAVIOR PROBLEM FACTORS 61

VII. EARLY PEER RELATIONS PROBLEM FACTORS 66

VIII. ADOLESCENT PARENTING FACTORS 71

IX. ADOLESCENT PEER CONTEXT FACTORS 75

X. TESTING THE FULL MODEL 79

XI. MODERATION BY GENDER 84

XII. PERSON-LEVEL ANALYSES 87

XIII. THEORETICAL INTEGRATION AND DISCUSSION 92

REFERENCES 104

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 120

COMMENTARY.

TAKING SUBSTANCE USE AND DEVELOPMENT SERIOUSLY: DEVELOPMENTALLY DISTAL AND PROXIMAL INFLUENCES ON ADOLESCENT DRUG USE 121
John E. Schulenberg and Julie Maslowsky

CONTRIBUTORS 131

STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL POLICY 133
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Author Information

Kenneth A. Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where he directs the Center for Child and Family Policy. His research is aimed at understanding how problem behaviors develop and how they can be prevented.

Patrick S. Malone is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina. As a quantitative social psychologist, he utilizes advanced methodological techniques to address substantive questions of social risk forsubstance use outcomes.

Jennifer E. Lansford is Associate Research Professor at the Duke UniversityCenter for Child and Family Policy. Her research focuses on how family, peer, and cultural contexts affect the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth.

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Reviews

"Overall, the book is well written ... Consequently, Dodge and colleagues offer an insightful, empirically based model which provides a plausible explanation for how risk factors interact with each other during a transitional period of development for children and adolescents." (Social Psychological Review, 2011)

 

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