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ERIC Number: EJ1014920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
When Is Sport Participation Risky or Protective for Alcohol Use? The Role of Teammates, Friendships, and Popularity
Vest, Andrea E.; Simpkins, Sandra D.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n140 p37-55 Sum 2013
Little is known about how adolescents' peer relations might alter whether sport participation is associated with alcohol use. Consistent with social learning theory, we found that sport participation was protective against alcohol use if these peers had low alcohol use, but athletes were likely to use alcohol if their sport friends and teammates had high alcohol use. Interestingly, those with no or low sport participation seemed to emulate the alcohol use of their non-sport friends, whereas adolescents in a high number of sports had elevated alcohol use regardless of their non-sport friends' alcohol use. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
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