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ERIC Number: EJ968469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1465
Drinking, Socioemotional Functioning, and Academic Progress in Secondary School
Crosnoe, Robert; Benner, Aprile D.; Schneider, Barbara
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, v53 n2 p150-164 Jun 2012
Secondary schools are sites of academic instruction but also contexts of socioemotional development, and the intertwining of these two functions has consequences for adolescents' future health and education. Drawing on nationally representative data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (n = 8,271), this study explored the bidirectional associations among indicators of adolescents' alcohol use and their feelings of social integration at school. Socioemotional problems did not predict increased drinking over time, but drinking predicted declining socioemotional functioning, with negative implications for adolescents' academic grades by the end of high school. These associations, however, were conditioned by aspects of school context, with drinkers feeling more marginalized in schools characterized by dense networks with low rates of drinking. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States