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ERIC Number: EJ881281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Alcohol Use and Antisocial Behavior in Late Adolescence: Characteristics of a Sample Attending a GED Program
Owens, Meredith Reesman; Bergman, Andrea
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v19 n1 p78-98 2010
This study examined peer deviance, disinhibition, and ADHD symptoms as differential predictors of alcohol use, alcohol use disorder symptoms, and antisocial behavior. It was hypothesized that peer deviance would most strongly predict alcohol use while disinhibition and ADHD would predict alcohol use disorder symptoms and antisocial behavior. Participants were 104 (60% male) GED students between 16 and 21 years old who completed questionnaires and clinical interviews. Hierarchical regression models confirmed that peer deviance was the primary predictor of alcohol use, whereas disinhibition and ADHD were stronger predictors of alcohol use disorder symptoms and antisocial behavior. Results suggest that association with deviant peers increased the likelihood that these students would consume alcohol but, beyond that, individual factors such as disinhibition and ADHD contributed to symptoms of alcohol use disorder and antisocial behavior. Implications for treatment are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests