Socio-demographic and Psychosocial Correlates of Drug Use
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.
KeywordsPermissiveness to regular drug use Permissiveness to occasional drug use Life satisfaction Self-esteem Depression
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