Youth Help-Seeking Expectancies and Their Relation to Help-Seeking Behaviours for Substance Use Problems

Youth Help-Seeking Expectancies and Their Relation to Help-Seeking Behaviours for Substance Use Problems

Objective: To explore how the nature youth expectancies (ie, their underlying attitudinal & motivational factors) influence help seeking behavioural patterns for Substance Use Problems (SUP). Method: Focus groups were conducted to collect the most important items/issues identified by youth, in their own words. Twenty-four participants were recruited, ranging in ages 14-21 years, 17 males, 7 females, which were formed into four focus groups. Participants were recruited from group homes/shelters, addiction programs, mental health services, general youth programs, & schools in Toronto Canada.

JOURNAL: Addiction Research & Theory
VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 3
PAGES: 241-260
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004
LOCATION: Toronto