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Gender differences regarding peer influence and attitude toward substance abuse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9071056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gender role socialization differentially influences attitudes toward substance abuse for boys and girls. Students (n = 968, 456 = males, M age = 16.20, SD = 1.20) were administered a questionnaire to assess their perceptions of attitudes toward substance abuse. Boys' approval was significantly different than the level of approval estimated for girls on teenagers drinking beer or wine coolers chi 2 (4,n = 931) = 418.58, p < .00001, drinking hard liquor chi 2 (4,n = 921) = 432.49, p < .00001, driving after drinking chi 2 (4,n = 924) = 492.32, p < .00001, smoking marijuana chi 2 (4,n = 921) = 609.62, p < .00001, smoking cigarettes chi 2 (4,n = 927) = 480.35, p < .00001, taking diet pills to lose weight chi 2 (4,n = 914) = 185.05, p < .00001, and taking diet pills to get high chi 2 (4,n = 921) = 428.43, p < .00001. Teens viewed getting drunk at a party as more acceptable than driving after drinking 2 (4,n = 921) = 264.10, p < .00001, but gave boys more approval than girls for driving after drinking. Possible implications of these findings are discussed.
B M Rienzi; J D McMillin; C L Dickson; D Crauthers; K F McNeill; M D Pesina; E Mann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of drug education     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0047-2379     ISO Abbreviation:  J Drug Educ     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-10     Completed Date:  1997-04-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1300031     Medline TA:  J Drug Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield 93311-1099, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Gender Identity*
Peer Group*
Sex Factors
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*

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