Personal Attitudes, Perceived Social Norms, and Health-risk Behavior Among Female Adolescents with Chronic Medical Conditions

Source: Journal of Health Psychology
Date Published: 2014

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This article describes a study to examine whether perceived peer/parent norms or personal beliefs about adolescent substance use influence substance use among female adolescents with chronic medical conditions. It found that personal beliefs and perceived peer/parent norms were associated with adolescent’s current and future substance use. Although perceived peer norms accounted for variance in current substance use, only personal beliefs accounted for variance in future alcohol use.

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