The Influence of Uncertainty and Social Support on Information Seeking Concerning Illicit Stimulant Use Among Young Adults

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Published in Health Communications, volume 28 issue 4, 2013. Bryant users may access this article here.

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Health Communication


The article investigates the factors in the information management process regarding illicit stimulant drug use among young adults with the Theory of Motivated Information Management (TMIM) and the concept of desired informational support as a framework. It mentions that this study involved 173 individuals and the results indicate that uncertainty discrepancy and the desire for informational support co varied and uncertainty, discrepancy, and anxiety had an impact on their stimulant drug use.