ERIC Number: ED421682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Parent and Peer Relationships among Black and White Teenage Drinkers and Non Drinkers.
Broadnax, Jannie; Wright, Doris J.; Martin, Rhonda
Researchers estimate that more than half of the nation's six million young drinkers have problems with alcohol. Of those young drinkers, some reside in rural communities and towns. Little is known about how teen drinking occurs among rural teens. A pilot study was undertaken to discover how teens in rural settings are involved with drinking. Subjects were high school seniors (N=95, ages 16-19) in a rural high school in the southeast. The study focused on teens' perceptions of their relationship with their parents and peers; various behaviors were related to that measure. Alcohol use was defined by dividing those who reported drinking alcohol from those who reported never drinking alcohol. Differences between Black and White, male and female, drinkers and non-drinkers were examined using multivariate analysis. The findings are reported for main effects and interactions, and discussion highlights questions for further research. This study suggests the need for continued research on the prevalence and incidence of teenage drinking in rural communities. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (106th, San Francisco, CA, August 14-18, 1998).