lower risky substance use through participation in activities

Gesundheit

Adolescents' participation in activities is associated with lower risky substance use. The results suggest that participation in activities, even when accounting for personality change, protect against subsequent risk.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

schulbezogene Jugendarbeit
extracurricular activities and sports
Extracurricular activities and sports as a means to reduce the use of risky substances among youths.
Australien
3 years
mean age 15 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
sozial benachteiligte Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline)
Youth Activity Participation Survey of Western Australia (YAPS.WA), 3 time points
Participation in activities; Participation in sports; Conscientiousness (items derived from the NEO-PI-R, ten items were taken from the three different conscientiousness facets: self-discipline, achievement striving and dutifulness); Risky substance use (three items including measures of binge drinking, getting drunk and illegal drug use); Gender; Socioeconomic status; Pubertal timing as control variables.
(1) ‘‘About how often in the last 6 months have you had more than 5 alcoholic drinks on one occasion?’’; (2) ‘‘About how often in the last 6 months have you been drunk?’’; and (3) ‘‘About how often in the last 6 months have you used illegal drugs?’’
These items were measured on an eight-point scale from 1 ‘‘none’’ to 8 ‘‘31 or more times’’.
687 adolescents
2016