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ERIC Number: EJ775521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Situating Alcohol Use and Delinquency within Developmental and Societal Context: The Case of Korean Youth
Lee, Ji-Min; Bell, Nancy J.; Watson, Wendy
Journal of Adolescence, v30 n5 p835-851 Oct 2007
In this study involving self-report questionnaire data from 955 tenth-grade students in three locations within Korea, we address the meanings of alcohol use and delinquency for Korean youth. Findings (a) supported a facilitative role for alcohol, but not delinquency, with respect to perceived peer social competence; (b) indicated negative associations of both alcohol use and delinquency with parental relations, valuing academic achievement, and collectivistic values, and positive associations with friends' risk behaviours; (c) showed no relationship of these behaviours with self-esteem, coping, parental permissiveness or individualistic values; and (d) revealed that perceived benefits of alcohol use and delinquency include not only social facilitation but also exploration and assertion of independence, suggesting a potential connection, as in Western societies, between risk taking, and identity exploration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea