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Profiles of Violence and Use of Alcohol and Tobacco in Relation to the Impulsivity: Sustainable Consumption in Adolescents

Version 1 : Received: 31 December 2018 / Approved: 3 January 2019 / Online: 3 January 2019 (12:27:20 CET)

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Pérez-Fuentes, M.C.; Molero Jurado, M.M.; Barragán Martín, A.B.; Gázquez Linares, J.J. Profiles of Violence and Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Relation to Impulsivity: Sustainable Consumption in Adolescents. Sustainability 2019, 11, 651. Pérez-Fuentes, M.C.; Molero Jurado, M.M.; Barragán Martín, A.B.; Gázquez Linares, J.J. Profiles of Violence and Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Relation to Impulsivity: Sustainable Consumption in Adolescents. Sustainability 2019, 11, 651.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2019, 11, 651
DOI: 10.3390/su11030651

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify different adolescent profiles identified by their use tobacco/alcohol and violent behavior repertoires as well as to analyze the extent to which they show impulsivity traits. Participants were selected by cluster random sampling. There was a total of 822 high school students in the sample aged 13 to 18 years with a mean of 14.84 (SD=.87). A cluster analysis with the following variables was done to form the groups: Use of tobacco, Use of alcohol, Physical aggression, Verbal aggression, Anger and Hostility. Three groups of adolescents resulted from these five variables. The multivariate comparison demonstrated the existence of significant between-group differences, and individual analysis for each of the dependent variables (impulsivity dimensions) showed that the relationship was statistically significant in all cases. In conclusion, analysis of factors possibly associated with adolescent’s risk behavior makes possible and orients intervention in different stages of development for sustainable consumption in adolescents.

Subject Areas

tobacco; alcohol; physical aggression; verbal aggression; impulsivity

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