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Full Publication List

The following presents the full list of publications from the Belfast Youth Development Study. 

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS:

McCann, M., Higgins, K., Perra, O., McCartan, C & McLaughlin, A. (2014). Adolescent ecstasy use and depression: cause and effect, or two outcomes of home environment. The European Journal of Public Health, published online 1st June 2014, doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku062.

Perra, O., Fletcher, A., Bonell, C., Higgins, K. & McCrystal, P. (2012). Educational determinants of smoking, drinking and drug use: evidence from the Belfast Youth Development Study. Journal of Adolescence, 35(2), 315-324. 

Higgins, K. and Kilpatrick, R. (2005).  The impact of paramilitary violence against a heroin-user community in Northern Ireland: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy, 16, 334-342.

Higgins, K., Percy, A. & McCrystal, P. (2004).  Secular trends in substance use: The conflict and young people in Northern Ireland. Journal of Social Issues, 60,3, 485-506.

McCrystal, P & Percy, A. (2009). A profile of adolescent cocaine use in Northern Ireland.  International Journal of Drug Policy20: 357-364.

McCrystal, P. (2008).  Drug taking prevention for young people with Severe Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties attending special education provision.  Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 13 (4): 305-314.   

McCrystal, P. & Winning, K. (2009). Cannabis Reclassification: What is the message to the next generation of cannabis users?  Child Care in Practice, 15 (1): 57-73.

McCrystal, P (2008).  Researching Children and Young People Living in Residential State Care: Hurdles on the Path to Consent.  Research Ethics Review, 4, 3, 89-94.

McCrystal, P., Percy, A. & Higgins, K., (2008) Substance Use Among Young People Living in Residential State Care.  Child Care in Practice, 14,2, 181-192.

McCrystal, P., Percy, A., & Higgins, K. (2006). School Exclusion Drug Use and Antisocial Behaviour at 15/16 years: Implications for Youth Transitions, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies 2,3, 181-190

McCrystal, P., Percy, A., & Higgins, K., (2007).  Frequent Cannabis Use Among14/15 Year Olds in Northern Ireland.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence 88, 19-27.

McCrystal, P., Percy, A. & Higgins, K. (2007). Substance use behaviours of young people with a moderate learning disability: A Longitudinal Analysis.   American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 33, 1, 155-161

McCrystal, P., Percy, A. & Higgins, K (2007).  Exclusion and Marginalisation: The Experience of School Exclusion on Drug Use and Antisocial BehaviourJournal of Youth Studies10 (1), 37-56.

McCrystal, P., Percy, A. & Higgins, K.,(2007). The Cost of Drug Use in Adolescence: Young People, Money and Substance Abuse. Drugs: Education Policy and Prevention 14,1 19-28

McCrystal, P., Percy, A. & Higgins, K. (2007). Drug Use amongst young people attending emotional and behavioural difficulty units during adolescence: A longitudinal analysis Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 12 (1), 49-68. 

McCrystal, P., Percy, A., & Higgins, K. (2007).  The Belfast Youth Development Study 2005: Technical Report to the Research and Development Office on 2005 sweepBelfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queens University.

McCrystal, P., Percy, A., & Higgins, K (2006).  Drug Use Patterns and Behaviours of Young People at an Increased Risk of Drug Abuse during Adolescence.  International Journal of Drug Policy 17, 393-401.

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., & Percy, A. (2006). School Exclusion Drug Use and Delinquency in AdolescenceJournal of Adolescence, 29, 829-836.

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., Percy, A., & Thornton, M.  (2005 Adolescent Substance Abuse Among Young People Excluded from School in Belfast. Drugs: Education Policy and Prevention, 12, 101-113.

McCrystal, P., Percy, A. & Higgins, K. (2005).  Substance Abuse among 12 and 13-year old young people in Belfast at a High Risk of developing problem drug use, Child care in Practice, 11 (3): 313-322.

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., Percy, A.  (2005).  Drug use amongst 12 and 13 year olds attending emotional and behavioral difficulty units in Belfast.  Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 10 (3), 203-218.

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K. & Percy, A. (2004).  The Youth Development study: Research Update for Schools.  Issue 4 Autumn 2004.  Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queens University.

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., & Percy, A. (2004). The Belfast Youth Development Study 2004: Technical Report to the Research and Development Office.  Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queens University. 

McCrystal, P. (2004).  Social Exclusion – A Holistic Approach to understanding adolescent drug use.  Radical Statistics, 85, 13-29.

McCrystal, P. & Thornton, M.  (2004).  Drug and Alcohol Knowledge and Use Amongst Primary School Children: Empirical Evidence and Methodological Issues in the Development of Instruments for Measuring Use of and Attitudes to Drugs and Alcohol in Primary School Children.  Belfast: Drug and Alcohol Information and Research Unit, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., Percy, A. & Thornton, M. (2003)  ‘Emerging patterns in adolescent drug use in Northern Ireland: The Belfast Youth Development Study’. Child Care in Practice, 9, 1, 73-83.

Percy, A., Thornton, M. & McCrystal, P. (2008)The extent and nature of family alcohol and drug use: findings from the Belfast Youth Development Study.  Child Abuse Review, 17: 371-386. 

Percy, A., McCrystal, P Higgins, K. (2008). Confirmatory factor analysis of the self-report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 24, 1, 43-48.

Percy, A., McAllister, S., Higgins, K., McCrystal, P., & Thornton, M.  (2004).  Response consistency in young adolescents’ drug use self-reports: a recanting rate analysisAddiction, 100, 189-196.

 

REPORTS:

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., Percy, A. & Thornton, M. (2003). The Belfast Youth Development Study 2002: Technical report to the Research and Development Office. Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University. 

McCrystal, P. & McKiernan, E. (2003). Special Education Needs and Adolescent Drug Taking Behaviour. Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University Belfast, Occasional Paper No.7. 

McCrystal, P. & Cunningham, G. (2003). Social exclusion in adolescence: identifying the issues and the consequences. Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University Belfast, Occasional Paper No. 6. 

Percy, A., Higgins, K. & McCrystal, P.  (2003). Belfast Youth Development Study: Technical Report to the Research and Development Office on the 2001 sweep.  Report to funder. 

Percy, A., Higgins, K. & McCrystal, P. (2003).  The Youth Development study: Research Update for Schools.  Issue 3 Autumn 2003.  Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queens University.

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., Percy, A. & Thorton, M. (2002). The Youth Development Study: Research Update for Schools. Issue 2 Autumn 2002. Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University Belfast. 

McCrystal, P., Higgins, K., Percy, A. & Thornton, M. (2002). The Belfast Youth Development Study: The High Risk Booster Sample. Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University Belfast. Occasional paper No. 5.  

McCrystal, P. (2002). Social exclusion: young people and adolescent drug taking behaviours. Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University Belfast, Occassional Paper No.1. 

Percy, A., Higgins, K. & McCrystal, P. (2001). The Youth Development study: Research Update for Schools.  Issue 1 Autumn 2001.  Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queens University.

Percy, A., Higgins, K. & McCrystal, P. (2001). The Belfast Youth Development Study 2001: Technical Report to the Research and Development Office.  Belfast: Institute of Child Care Research, Queens University. 

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