ERIC Number: EJ1117013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence and School Experiences on Depression: A National Study of Adolescents
Merianos, Ashley L.; King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Hardee, Angelica M.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v25 n6 p584-590 2016
The study purpose was to examine the effect alcohol abuse/dependence and school experiences have on depression among a nationwide sample of adolescents. A secondary analysis of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health was conducted. The results of the final multivariable logistic regression model revealed that adolescents who reported having past-year alcohol abuse/dependence and negative school experiences were at increased odds for reporting past-year depression. This study adds to the existing literature by revealing the association of alcohol dependence/abuse, negative school experiences, and adolescent depression above and beyond demographic covariates. Recommendations for future studies are included.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, National Surveys, Multiple Regression Analysis, Student Experience, At Risk Students, Secondary School Students, Correlation, Student Surveys, Student School Relationship, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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