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Truancy and the onset of marijuana use: Testing the relationship among Chilean students

dc.contributor.advisorThornberry, Terence P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLarroulet Philippi, Pilaren_US
dc.description.abstractPrevious research conducted in the United States has shown that truancy increases the risk of marijuana use among adolescents. The current study examines this relationship in Chile. By using a longitudinal study conducted from 2008 to 2011 among school students in 7th grade in Santiago, Chile, I test the effect that truancy has on the onset of marijuana use, controlling for a number of potential confounders. The findings support the hypothesis that youths who reported having been truant were more likely to initiate marijuana use. However, I did not find enough support for the hypothesis that youths who reported have skipped schools more days were at a higher risk of initiating marijuana use.en_US
dc.titleTruancy and the onset of marijuana use: Testing the relationship among Chilean studentsen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCriminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDrug useen_US

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