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The relation between childhood proactive and reactive aggression and substance use initiation.

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Fite, PJ; Colder, CR; Lochman, JE; Wells, KC
Published in: J Abnorm Child Psychol
February 2008

The current study examined whether proactive and reactive aggression were associated with the risk for initiation of substance use from fourth to ninth grade in a sample of 126 aggressive children (66% male). In addition, the study examined whether these functions of aggression increased risk for initiation via peer delinquency and peer rejection. Proactive aggression was marginally significantly directly associated with risk for initiation of alcohol use and indirectly associated with risk for initiation of marijuana and tobacco use through peer delinquency. Reactive aggression was associated with increased risk for initiation of tobacco and marijuana use through a complex chain that included both peer rejection and peer delinquency. However, high levels of reactive aggression that did not lead to peer rejection were negatively associated with risk for initiation of tobacco and marijuana use. Implications for intervention are discussed.

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J Abnorm Child Psychol

DOI

ISSN

0091-0627

Publication Date

February 2008

Volume

36

Issue

2

Start / End Page

261 / 271

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Social Desirability
  • Smoking
  • Risk Factors
  • Rejection, Psychology
  • Peer Group
  • North Carolina
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
 

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Fite, P. J., Colder, C. R., Lochman, J. E., & Wells, K. C. (2008). The relation between childhood proactive and reactive aggression and substance use initiation. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 36(2), 261–271. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-007-9175-7
Fite, Paula J., Craig R. Colder, John E. Lochman, and Karen C. Wells. “The relation between childhood proactive and reactive aggression and substance use initiation.J Abnorm Child Psychol 36, no. 2 (February 2008): 261–71. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-007-9175-7.
Fite PJ, Colder CR, Lochman JE, Wells KC. The relation between childhood proactive and reactive aggression and substance use initiation. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2008 Feb;36(2):261–71.
Fite, Paula J., et al. “The relation between childhood proactive and reactive aggression and substance use initiation.J Abnorm Child Psychol, vol. 36, no. 2, Feb. 2008, pp. 261–71. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10802-007-9175-7.
Fite PJ, Colder CR, Lochman JE, Wells KC. The relation between childhood proactive and reactive aggression and substance use initiation. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2008 Feb;36(2):261–271.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Abnorm Child Psychol

DOI

ISSN

0091-0627

Publication Date

February 2008

Volume

36

Issue

2

Start / End Page

261 / 271

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Social Desirability
  • Smoking
  • Risk Factors
  • Rejection, Psychology
  • Peer Group
  • North Carolina
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies