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dc.contributor.advisorPrentice, Garryen
dc.contributor.authorMcSteen, Traceyen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-17T14:44:21Z
dc.date.available2013-07-17T14:44:21Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationMcSteen, T. (2010). Retrospective investigation into substance abuse habits of adolescents in post primary school from an urban and rural perspective and what their attitudes are and psychosocial factors. Masters Thesis, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/865
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the prevalence of substance misuse in Third Level Institutions and to include a retrospective look at years in Post Primary School. Also it will explore if there is a relationship between self-esteem, coping strategies, general health, dependency levels and attitudes towards drug use. It is expected that low level of self-esteem and coping strategies will be shown in those using substances. The General Health Questionnaire (1978), Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale (1989), Leeds Dependency Questionnaire (2001), the Brief COPE (1997) and a self-constructed questionnaire was issued to 102 third level students. Comparisons were made across randomly selected participants from the mixed colleges. Analysis was conducted through frequencies, correlations, t-test, Chi Square and Regression ANOVE procedures. Results found a correlation between age of first smoke and age of first use of hash/marijuana. Also a correlation was found between Leeds Dependency Questionnaire and General Health Questionnaire, the Paired Sample t-test found a relationship between past and present drinking habits. The multiple regressions across the 24 predictors found significance on gender, general health, self-distraction, active coping, substance use and self-blame in relation to drug dependency. The association between past and present drugs was found to be significant on hash/marijuana use. Data collection for this study could be used to help in the development of drug prevention programmes aimed specifically at Third Level Institutions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectClinical health psychologyen
dc.subjectSubstance abuseen
dc.titleRetrospective investigation into substance abuse habits of adolescents in post primary school from an urban and rural perspective and what their attitudes are and psychosocial factorsen
dc.typeThesisen
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dc.type.degreenameMA in Addiction Studiesen
dc.type.degreelevelMAen


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