ERIC Number: ED340517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Children's Beliefs about Adult and Adolescent Drinking.
Johnson, Patrick B.; Johnson, Helen L.
This study examined 60 children from the first, fourth and seventh grades to discover their beliefs concerning alcohol. A vignette procedure method was used to assess the development of children's knowledge of adult drinking motives and beliefs about the causes of adolescent drinking. Children's expectations about the interpersonal consequences of an adolescent's refusal to drink were also gauged. Findings showed that although there is a general tendency for children to expect negative effects to occur when adults or adolescents drink, this tendency drops progressively from first through fourth to seventh grade. Findings also showed that children in all grades expect parents to be upset when a child consumes alcohol and friends to react negatively when an adolescent friend refuses to consume alcohol. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).