Does perceived risk of marijuana use mediate or moderate the relationship between perceived availability and use of marijuana in past year by adolescents aged 12 to 17?
Learning Areas:Basic medical science applied in public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Evaluate the level of marijuana use among youths aged 12-17 Evaluate the level of perceived availability of marijuana among youths aged 12-17 Evaluate the mediating or moderating role of perceived risk of using marijuana in the relationship between perceived availability and past year marijuana use among youths aged 12-17 Evaluate that this research has policy implications, which might result in reducing marijuana use by adolescents aged 12-17.
Keyword(s): Marijuana, Sexual Risk Behavior
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a statistician, a faculty and a social scientist and have been analyzing social science data and presenting at the APHA for last eleven years. I have been teaching Biostatistics for last 11 years at Morgan State University's School of Community Health and Policy.
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