W Alex Mason

Summary

Affiliation: Boys Town National Research Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Longitudinal associations of alcohol involvement with subjective well-being in adolescence and prediction to alcohol problems in early adulthood
    W Alex Mason
    Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 40:1215-24. 2011
  2. pmc Sequence of alcohol involvement from early onset to young adult alcohol abuse: differential predictors and moderation by family-focused preventive intervention
    W Alex Mason
    Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    Addiction 107:2137-48. 2012
  3. pmc Gender moderation and social developmental mediation of the effect of a family-focused substance use preventive intervention on young adult alcohol abuse
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    Addict Behav 34:599-605. 2009
  4. pmc Longitudinal relations among negative affect, substance use, and peer deviance during the transition from middle to late adolescence
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute, Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Omaha, NE 68010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1142-59. 2009
  5. pmc Growth in adolescent delinquency and alcohol use in relation to young adult crime, alcohol use disorders, and risky sex: a comparison of youth from low- versus middle-income backgrounds
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:1377-85. 2010
  6. pmc Early age alcohol use and later alcohol problems in adolescents: individual and peer mediators in a bi-national study
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:625-33. 2011
  7. pmc Thrill seeking and religiosity in relation to adolescent substance use: tests of joint, interactive, and indirect influences
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, Nebraska 68010, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:683-96. 2011

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. pmc Longitudinal associations of alcohol involvement with subjective well-being in adolescence and prediction to alcohol problems in early adulthood
    W Alex Mason
    Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 40:1215-24. 2011
    ..Results help to further elucidate both the negative and positive correlates of underage drinking, and support the value of delaying alcohol initiation...
  2. pmc Sequence of alcohol involvement from early onset to young adult alcohol abuse: differential predictors and moderation by family-focused preventive intervention
    W Alex Mason
    Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    Addiction 107:2137-48. 2012
    ..It also examines whether family-focused preventive interventions buffer predictive relationships...
  3. pmc Gender moderation and social developmental mediation of the effect of a family-focused substance use preventive intervention on young adult alcohol abuse
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    Addict Behav 34:599-605. 2009
    ..The rate of alcohol abuse among PDFY group men was not significantly different from that of control group men. Findings have implications for reducing the public health burden of alcohol abuse among young women...
  4. pmc Longitudinal relations among negative affect, substance use, and peer deviance during the transition from middle to late adolescence
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute, Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Omaha, NE 68010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1142-59. 2009
    ..Consistent with the self-medication hypothesis, negative affect statistically predicted increased substance use over time. Implications for theory and prevention are discussed and the study's limitations are noted...
  5. pmc Growth in adolescent delinquency and alcohol use in relation to young adult crime, alcohol use disorders, and risky sex: a comparison of youth from low- versus middle-income backgrounds
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:1377-85. 2010
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  6. pmc Early age alcohol use and later alcohol problems in adolescents: individual and peer mediators in a bi-national study
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, NE 68010, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:625-33. 2011
    ..Self-regulation was an important influence, supporting the need to further investigate the developmental contribution of neurobehavioral disinhibition...
  7. pmc Thrill seeking and religiosity in relation to adolescent substance use: tests of joint, interactive, and indirect influences
    W Alex Mason
    National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town, Nebraska 68010, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:683-96. 2011
    ..Findings suggest that teens who are elevated on thrill seeking could be targeted for specially designed substance use prevention programs and provide additional evidence for the efficacy of family interventions...

Research Grants2

  1. Role of Psychopathology in Adolescent Problem Drug Use
    WALTER MASON; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Skills Training for Parents and Teens to Improve the Transition to High School
    W Alex Mason; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These programs, if effective, have potential for widespread and sustained dissemination through Boys Town, a large and long-standing service organization. ..