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Henry, Kimberly L.; Shtivelband, Annette; Comello, Maria Leonora G.; Slater, Michael D. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
This study explored an understudied promotive factor, a belief that alcohol use is inconsistent with personal autonomy, which may reduce adolescent intention to drink and subsequent alcohol use. Autonomy was examined as an attitudinal construct within the Theory of Reasoned Action. Longitudinal data from 2,493 seventh grade students nested in 40…
Descriptors: Drinking, Intention, Adolescents, Personal Autonomy
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Twombly, Eric C.; Holtz, Kristen D.; Agnew, Christine B. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
Prescription drug misuse is a major health problem, particularly among teens. A key step in curbing misuse is the development of effective prescription drug prevention messages. This paper explores the elements of prescription drug misuse prevention messages that resonate with teens using data from focus groups with seventh and eighth grade…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Focus Groups, Audiences