Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

4-2007

Journal or Book Title

Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Volume

88

Issue

Supplement 1

First Page

S27

Last Page

S37

DOI

10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2006.12.015

Abstract

A critical period hypothesis linking early experiences with both racial discrimination and conduct disorder (CD) with subsequent drug use was examined in a panel of 889 African American adolescents (age 10.5 at time 1) and their parents. Analyses indicated that these early experiences did predict use by the adolescents at time 3 (T3)–5 years later. These relations were both direct and indirect, being mediated by an increase in affiliation with friends who were using drugs. The relations existed controlling for parents’ reports of their use, discrimination experiences, and their socioeconomic status (SES). The impact of these early experiences on African American families is discussed.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Gibbons, Frederick X., Hsiu-Chen Yeh, Meg Gerrard, Michael J. Cleveland, Carolyn Cutrona, Ronald L. Simons, and Gene H. Brody. "Early experience with racial discrimination and conduct disorder as predictors of subsequent drug use: A critical period hypothesis." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 88, suppl. 1 (2007): S27-S37. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2006.12.015. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Language

en

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