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ERIC Number: EJ783528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-6
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Examining the Changing Influence of Predictors on Adolescent Alcohol Misuse
Tyler, Kim A.; Stone, Rosalie Torres; Bersani, Bianca
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v16 n2 p95-114 Mar 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the influence of key characteristics on adolescent alcohol misuse (i.e., maternal binge drinking, parenting, peers, school characteristics, and the adolescent's own behavior) change over time and whether predictors of adolescent alcohol misuse vary by gender and race/ethnicity. Using prospective, longitudinal data from a community sample, results revealed that mother's binge drinking, peer drinking, and an early age of onset predicted higher levels of alcohol misuse when respondents were 14-16 years of age. Two years later, when adolescents were 16-18 years of age, maternal binge drinking was no longer significant, however, maternal attachment, school attachment, peer drinking, and early age of onset were found to significantly predict adolescent alcohol misuse. Race differences were found for maternal binge drinking and gender differences were found for school suspension and maternal monitoring on adolescent drinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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