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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. https://doi.org/10.3109/16066359.2012.685120.

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.


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