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Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood?

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Lansford, JE; Dodge, KA; Pettit, GS; Bates, JE
Published in: Child maltreatment
May 2010

Prospective longitudinal data from 585 families were used to examine parents' reports of child physical abuse in the first 5 years of life as a predictor of substance use at ages 12, 16, and 24. Path analyses revealed that physical abuse in the first 5 years of life predicted subsequent substance use for females but not males. We found a direct effect of early physical abuse on girls'substance use at age 12 and indirect effects on substance use at age 16 and age 24 through substance use at age 12. For boys, age 12 substance use predicted age 16 substance use, and age 16 substance use predicted age 24 substance use, but physical abuse in the first 5 years of life was unrelated to subsequent substance use. These findings suggest that for females, a mechanism of influence of early physical abuse on substance use into early adulthood appears to be through precocious initiation of substance use in early adolescence.

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Child maltreatment

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EISSN

1552-6119

ISSN

1077-5595

Publication Date

May 2010

Volume

15

Issue

2

Start / End Page

190 / 194

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Personality Development
  • Models, Psychological
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Infant
 

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Lansford, J. E., Dodge, K. A., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (2010). Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood? Child Maltreatment, 15(2), 190–194. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559509352359
Lansford, Jennifer E., Kenneth A. Dodge, Gregory S. Pettit, and John E. Bates. “Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood?Child Maltreatment 15, no. 2 (May 2010): 190–94. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559509352359.
Lansford JE, Dodge KA, Pettit GS, Bates JE. Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood? Child maltreatment. 2010 May;15(2):190–4.
Lansford, Jennifer E., et al. “Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood?Child Maltreatment, vol. 15, no. 2, May 2010, pp. 190–94. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1077559509352359.
Lansford JE, Dodge KA, Pettit GS, Bates JE. Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood? Child maltreatment. 2010 May;15(2):190–194.

Published In

Child maltreatment

DOI

EISSN

1552-6119

ISSN

1077-5595

Publication Date

May 2010

Volume

15

Issue

2

Start / End Page

190 / 194

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Personality Development
  • Models, Psychological
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Infant