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Factors related to the self-concept of institutionalized, white, male, adolescent drug abusers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6858747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The main purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between selected drug-related, familial, and demographic variables and the self-concepts of institutionalized, white, male, adolescent drug abusers in a large midwestern city. In addition, the self-concepts of the subjects in the study were compared with the self-concepts of Pulliam et al.'s (1971) non-drug using adolescent sample. The TSCS, a family questionnaire, an index of socioeconomic status, and an interview were used to collect data from 140 subjects. The mean self-concept score of this sample was significantly lower than the mean self-concept score of Pulliam et al.'s sample. Results of a stepwise multiple regression yielded four statistically significant predictors of the subjects' self-concepts: both mother/adolescent relationship and father/adolescent relationship when the adolescent was between age thirteen and his present age; the number of the subject's prior status offenses and the subject's preference for non-depressant drugs. These variables were positively correlated with the subjects' self-concepts. This study demonstrated the importance of differentiating among institutionalized adolescents' self-concepts based on type of drug abused, prior criminal record, and parent/adolescent relationships.
B Reardon; P Griffing
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adolescence     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0001-8449     ISO Abbreviation:  Adolescence     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-15     Completed Date:  1983-07-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123667     Medline TA:  Adolescence     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antidepressive Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Parent-Child Relations
Personality Development
Self Concept*
Social Environment
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents; 0/Central Nervous System Depressants; 0/Hallucinogens

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