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ERIC Number: EJ962822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7637
The Role of Education, Parents and Peers in Adolescent Heavy Episodic Drinking
Vermeulen-Smit, Evelien; Ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Verdurmen, Jacqueline E. E.; Van Dorsselaer, Saskia A. F. M.; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.
Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, v19 n3 p223-226 2012
Heavy episodic drinking is more common among adolescents with a lower educational level. Aim: This study probed into the mechanism through which a lower educational level is linked to heavier adolescent drinking. Methods: Structural equation modelling was conducted using data from the 2005 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey (n = 5169). Findings: Mediation analyses revealed that higher frequencies of heavy episodic drinking among adolescents with a lower educational level could be partially explained by spending more time with friends, a higher number of drinking peers, less monitoring by parents and less restrictive parental rules. Conclusions: Parenting as well as peer influence could explain part of the educational differences in heavy episodic drinking. More research is required to reveal additional factors that might explain heavier drinking patterns among adolescents with lower educational levels. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands