Routine Leisure Activities and Adolescent Marijuana Use: Moderating Effects of Family Structure

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How adolescents spend their time is a crucial predictor of their engagement in delinquency. Activities with peers away from direct supervision of adults are of concern as more opportunities and motivation to use marijuana exist in such situations. However, adolescents may vary in their propensity to use marijuana when faced the opportunity. Especially adolescents living with a single parent may have a higher propensity compared to those from two-parent households to use marijuana due to reduced parental monitoring and increased peer attachment. This thesis investigates the moderating effects of family structure on the routine leisure activities and adolescent marijuana use ... continued below

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Aksu, Gokhan May 2010.

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How adolescents spend their time is a crucial predictor of their engagement in delinquency. Activities with peers away from direct supervision of adults are of concern as more opportunities and motivation to use marijuana exist in such situations. However, adolescents may vary in their propensity to use marijuana when faced the opportunity. Especially adolescents living with a single parent may have a higher propensity compared to those from two-parent households to use marijuana due to reduced parental monitoring and increased peer attachment. This thesis investigates the moderating effects of family structure on the routine leisure activities and adolescent marijuana use relationship, using data from Monitoring the Future Study 2007, 12th Grade Survey. The results provide partial support for the moderating effects.

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Aksu, Gokhan. Routine Leisure Activities and Adolescent Marijuana Use: Moderating Effects of Family Structure, thesis, May 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28381/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .