Cumulative Stress and Substance Use From Early Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood
cumulative stress, adolescent substance use, latent trajectories
Building on models of the stress process, this study examined the consequences for binge alcohol use, marijuana use, and other illicit substance use of cumulative levels of stressful life events using data from the Family Health Study (FHS), an 8-year panel data set (N = 840). The results of a latent trajectory analysis indicated a positive association between cumulative stressors and involvement in substance use during this period of the life course, especially among early adolescent users. However, there were no identifiable effects on adolescent-limited users. Implications of the results for theory and policy are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Hoffmann, John P. 2016. “Cumulative Stress and Substance Use from Early Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood.” Journal of Drug Issues 46(3): 267-288.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hoffmann, John P., "Cumulative Stress and Substance Use From Early Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3810.
Journal of Drug Issues
Family, Home, and Social Sciences