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McKay, Michael T and Sumnall, Harry and Cole, Jon C and Percy, Andrew (2012) Self-esteem and self-efficacy: associations with alcohol consumption in a sample of adolescents in Northern Ireland. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 19 , (1) , pp. 72-80.

Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have reported equivocal findings regarding the association between self-esteem, self-efficacy and adolescent alcohol use. Data were collected from a sample of 11–16-year olds in Northern Ireland (n¼4088) over two consecutive academic years measuring global self-esteem, academic, social and emotional self-efficacy and alcohol involvement. Results showed a domain-specific association between alcohol involvement and self-efficacy, with more problematic alcohol use associated with higher social self-efficacy but lower emotional and academic self-efficacy. Additionally, regression analyses revealed that all self-concept measures significantly predicted drinking group membership. The results are discussed in terms of reported drinking behaviour, interventions with adolescent groups and general development.


Item Type:Article
Date:2012
Page Range:pp. 72-80
Publisher:Informa healthcare
Volume:19
Number:1
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption

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