ERIC Number: EJ696194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Related to Alcohol Use among 6th through 10th Graders: The Sarasota County Demonstration Project
Eaton, Danice K.; Forthofer, Melinda S.; Zapata, Lauren B.; Brown, Kelli R. McCormack; Bryant, Carol A.; Reynolds, Sherri T.; McDermott, Robert J.
Journal of School Health, v74 n3 p95 Mar 2004
Alcohol consumption by youth can produce negative health outcomes. This study identified correlates of lifetime alcohol use, recent alcohol use, and binge drinking among youth in sixth through 10th grade (n = 2,004) in Sarasota County, Fla. Results from a closed-ended, quantitative survey acknowledged a range of personal, social and environmental influences. Breadth of these influences supports a need for multifaceted, community-based interventions for effective prevention of youth alcohol use. This study was unique because it represents population-specific research in which community partners are using the findings to develop community-specific social marketing interventions to prevent underage drinking and promote alternative behaviors.
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Drinking, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Social Influences, Intervention, Community Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida