Socio-Cognitive Risk Factors of Conventional Substance Abuse
Ikechukwu Uba, Siti Nor Yaacob, Mansor Abu Talib, Rohani Abdullah, Sakineh Mofrad
This study examined the socio-cognitive risk factors of conventional substance abuse among adolescents. The research utilized a set of self-report instruments on a sample of 352 high school students (13 to 18 years), from Lagos, Nigeria. The measures assessed substance abuse, peer substance use, stress, depression, self-esteem and religiosity. The result identified low self-esteem as the unique predictor of substance abuse among adolescents. Recommendations of the study emphasized the importance of high self-esteem among adolescents. Future research may examine other variables not assessed in the study.
|Stress, Self-esteem, Depression, Religiosity, Peer Substance Use, Substance abuse|
|Ikechukwu Uba, Siti Nor Yaacob, Mansor Abu Talib, Rohani Abdullah, Sakineh Mofrad (2013) "Socio-Cognitive Risk Factors of Conventional Substance Abuse", International Journal of Asian Social Science, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 1770-1780|
|Article Type:||Research Article|
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|Publisher:||Asian Economic and Social Society|