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Through the lens of a peer: understanding leisure boredom and risk behaviour in adolescence
(Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa, 2011)
There has been very little research investigating leisure boredom and risk behaviour among adolescents in South Africa. Using a qualitative approach, this study investigated adolescents’ perceptions of leisure boredom and ...
Trajectories of adolescent substance use development and the influence of healthy leisure: a growth mixture modeling approach
Considerable heterogeneity exists in adolescent substance use development. To most effectively prevent use, distinct trajectories of use must be identified as well as differential associations with predictors of use, ...
Predicting substance use behavior among South African adolescents: The role of leisure experiences across time
(SAGE Publications, 2011)
Using seven waves of data, collected twice a year from the 8th through the 11th grades in a low-resource community in Cape Town, South Africa, we aimed to describe the developmental trends in three specific leisure experiences ...
Predicting secondary school dropout among South African adolescents: A survival analysis approach
(Education Association of South Africa, 2017)
Education is one of the strongest predictors of health worldwide. In South Africa, school dropout is a crisis where by Grade 12, only 52% of the age appropriate population remain enrolled. Survival analysis was used to ...
Doing a leisure activity because there is nothing else to do: Related outcomes and intervention effects for adolescents
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
This study examined whether a leisure-focused intervention, HealthWise, was related to reduced youth polysubstance use and delayed sexual debut via reducing how often youth did leisure activities because there was nothing ...
With a little help from my friends? A longitudinal look at the role of peers versus friends on adolescent alcohol use
Introduction: Alcohol is the most commonly used substance by South African adolescents. Social norms play a key role in alcohol use, although distinctions are not always made between descriptive and injunctive norms and ...