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McKay, Michael T and Percy, Andrew and Cole, Jon C (2013) Present orientation, future orientation and alcohol use in Northern Irish adolescents. Addiction Research & Theory , 21 , (1) , pp. 43-51.

Earlier initiation into more problematic drinking behaviour has been found to be associated with more problematic drinking later in life. Research has suggested that a lower future time perspective (and higher present time perspective) is associated with health-compromising behaviours such as problematic alcohol use in college student, University undergraduate and general population samples. This study used a cross-sectional design to examine whether consideration of future consequences (CFC), assessed by the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale, was significantly related to drinking behaviour in a large sample (n¼707) of Northern Irish adolescents.


Item Type:Article
Date:2013
Page Range:pp. 43-51
Publisher:Informa healthcare
Volume:21
Number:1
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
B Substances > Alcohol
L Social psychology and related concepts > Temporal context (time)
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > Context of initiation of substance use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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