Socio-demographic and Psychosocial Correlates of Drug Use

  • Yuet Wah Cheung
  • Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 11)


This chapter described how socio-demographic factors and psychosocial factors have affected the continuation/discontinuation of drug use in the sample of young and active or former drug users in the longitudinal survey. Results showed that socio-demographic variables were not related, or only weakly related, to drug use, whereas a number of psychosocial variables were strong predictors of drug use, including permissiveness to regular drug use, permissiveness to occasional drug use, life satisfaction, self-esteem, and depression. How these significant psychosocial variables affected each other was also examined.


Permissiveness to regular drug use Permissiveness to occasional drug use Life satisfaction Self-esteem Depression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuet Wah Cheung
    • 1
  • Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of SociologyThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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