ERIC Number: EJ841362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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School-Age Children of Fathers with Substance Use Disorder: Are They a High Risk Population?
Peleg-Oren, Neta; Rahav, Giora; Teichman, Meir
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v52 n2 p9-30 Aug 2008
This study examined the association between parental substance use and the increased risk among school-age children to developing psychosocial problems. Data were collected from 148 children aged 8-11 from urban areas in Israel. The following variables were assessed by four self-report questionnaires administered to the children: attachment style, family resources and emotional distress. The only significant difference found was that an insecure-avoidant attachment style was more prevalent among children of fathers with SUD than children with no parental history of SUD. This difference in insecure-avoidant attachment style may be an indication that, eventhough there were no significant emotional signs yet, children of fathers with SUD are a high-risk population in need of a preventive program. The study was funded in part by the Ministry of Labor Department of Research and Planning, Baum-Shahar scholarship, Sarah Peleg scholarship, and the Anti Drugs Authority in Israel.
Descriptors: Children, At Risk Persons, Fathers, Substance Abuse, Parent Influence, Attachment Behavior, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Israel