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ERIC Number: ED364791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-1
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Resilience and Vulnerability in Children of Problem Drinkers: A Review and Proposal for Further Research.
Mulry, Gregg
This document presents a conceptual framework within which to view variability in parental alcoholism and children's exposure to alcoholism. The framework considers both individual characteristics of the children and ecological factors. A review of relevant literature on stress, coping, and adaptation among children and adolescents examines the literature on resilient children and on children of alcoholic parents. A study is proposed that would examine resilience and vulnerability in children from alcoholic families. The study design is described, the desired sample is discussed, and a variety of measures are suggested. Several parental alcoholism measures are considered. Two intervention measures are suggested, the Levine Task and the Embedded Figures Task. Physiological measures recommended include sphygmomanometer readings. A number of child and adolescent measures are considered, including measures of demographic information, the Life Events Checklist, the Adolescent Coping Orientation for Problem Experiences, and the Sentence Completion Test. Two measures are included for assessment of the family and social environment and another two measures focus on sibling relationships. Other measures suggested for the study include the Hassles Scale, the Child Behavior Checklist, and the Middle Childhood Temperament Questionnaire. A recommended procedure for the study and suggested analyses of data are included. (Contains over 125 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Children of Alcoholics; Resilience (Personality); Vulnerability