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The role of self-esteem in the diminution of substance abuse among adolescents


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Uba, Ikechukwu and Yaacob, Siti Nor and Abu Talib, Mansor and Abdullah, Rohani and Mofrad, Sakineh (2013) The role of self-esteem in the diminution of substance abuse among adolescents. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5 (2). pp. 140-149. ISSN 2250–0715; ESSN: 2248–9010

Abstract

The study examined the role of self-esteem in the reduction of substance abuse among adolescents in Nigeria. A set of instruments measuring peer substance use, self-esteem and substance abuse were distributed to a sample of 352 adolescents between 13 to 18 years from secondary schools in Somolu, Lagos, Nigeria. The results confirmed the partial mediation effect of self-esteem in the relationship between peer substance use and substance abuse. The findings indicated that self-esteem plays an important role in the diminution of substance abuse among adolescents. Recommendations of the study focused on the need for researchers to explore numerous other individual, family, and school factors that maybe correlated with adolescent substance abuse as possible mediators.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: IRSSH Research Group
Keywords: self-esteem; Peer relationship; Substance abuse; Mediation; Adolescents
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 04:19
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 01:13
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28211
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