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Type of publication: Tezės Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Theses in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science and/or Scopus DB (T1a)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Goštautas, Antanas;Čepulytė, Justina;Rupeikaitė, Dovilė;Raudonytė, Vaida
Title: Gender differences in drug usage among schoolchildren
Is part of: Psychology and health. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Vol. 27, suppl. 1, 2012
Extent: p. 218-218
Date: 2012
Note: Special issue: “Resiliance and Health” : 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 21st-25th August 2012
Abstract: Consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other substances (ATS) in adults is higher in males than in females and causes many health problems. This investigation is aimed to check whether these ATS consumption differences start in middle school years.Methods:10 items questionnaire was used to evaluate the frequencies and amount of ATS, in 4679 girls and 4640 boys within the Health project supported by Kaunas regional municipality. Cronbach’s 0.78.Findings:Consumption of ATS is higher among boys (p50.05). Boys consume higher amounts of liquor and tobacco than girls only in 9th grade and amount of light drinks usage differ by gender in all grades. Frequencies and amount of consumption increase in boys and girls from 6th to 9th grade (p50.05).Discussion:Consumption of ATS is spread in middle school age students although it is illegal. The topic may be of interest for health psychologist
Affiliation(s): Socialinių mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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