Individual Study / Moreno et al.; J Adolesc Health. 2018

A Longitudinal Investigation of Associations Between Marijuana Displays on Facebook and Self-Reported Behaviors Among College Students

A Longitudinal Investigation of Associations Between Marijuana Displays on Facebook and Self-Reported Behaviors Among College Students

Initiatives -
The purpose of this longitudinal cohort study was to evaluate college students’ displayed marijuanareferences on Facebook and their association with self-reported marijuana use. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2011
Funding
This study was funded by grant R01DA031580-03 which is supported by the common fund, managed by the OD/Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC).

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Moreno MA, Kerr B, Lowry SJ. A Longitudinal Investigation of Associations Between Marijuana Displays on Facebook and Self-Reported Behaviors Among College Students. J Adolesc Health. 2018;63(3):313‐319. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.03.017

PUBMED 30238892

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
338
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

First-year students from two U.S. universities were randomly selected from registrar lists for recruitment.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
338
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Data collection included 4 years of monthly Facebook coding, and yearly phone interviews that each assessed lifetime and current marijuana use.
Start Date
2011-05
End Date
2015-09
Data sources
  • Social media
    • Facebook