ERIC Number: EJ722450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 53
Alcohol Expectancies in Relation to Personality and Aggression among Juvenile Delinquents in Northern Russia
Koposov, Roman A.; Ruchkin, Vladislav V.; Eisemann, Martin; Sidorov, Pavel I.
Journal of Drug Education, v35 n2 p111-130 2005
The relationships between alcohol expectancies, level of alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, aggression, and personality factors in 198 Russian male juvenile delinquents were assessed. A clustering procedure was used in order to establish main patterns of alcohol expectancies, yielding three major clusters. Level of alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, aggression, and personality factors were compared across the identified clusters. It was established that juvenile delinquents with a high level of positive alcohol expectancies and aggression represented a risk-group for higher involvement in drinking behavior as well as problem drinking, which in turn are related to specific personality traits. Implications of these findings for alcohol prevention among the youth are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Aggression, Alcoholism, Delinquency, Alcohol Abuse, Males, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Russia