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Title: Correlates of protective motivation theory (PMT) to adolescents' drug use intention
Authors: Wu, CST 
Wong HT 
Chou, LY
Lee, WL
Loke, AY 
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Drug use intention
Protective motivation theory
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2014, v. 11, no. 1, p. 671-684 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
Abstract: Early onset and increasing proliferation of illicit adolescent drug-use poses a global health concern. This study aimed to examine the correlation between Protective Motivation Theory (PMT) measures and the intention to use drugs among adolescents. An exploratory quantitative correlation design and convenience sampling were adopted. A total of 318 students completed a self-reported questionnaire that solicited information related to their demographics and activities, measures of threat appraisal and coping appraisal, and the intention to use drugs. Logistic regression analysis showed that intrinsic and extrinsic rewards were significant predictors of intention. The odds ratios were equal to 2.90 (p < 0.05) and 8.04 (p < 0.001), respectively. The logistic regression model analysis resulted in a high Nagelkerke R2 of 0.49, which suggests that PMT related measures could be used in predicting drug use intention among adolescents. Further research should be conducted with non-school adolescents to confirm the application.
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph110100671
Rights: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
The following publication Wu, C. S. T., Wong, H. T., Chou, L. Y., To, B. P. W., Lee, W. L., & Loke, A. Y. (2014). Correlates of protective motivation theory (PMT) to adolescents' drug use intention. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(1), 671-684 is available at
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