An Analysis of Environmental and Social Factors Affecting Adolescent Problem Drinking

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L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Researchers only recently have begun to examine the environmental and contextual factors that influence adolescent drinking behavior. The objective of this study was to create and test a comprehensive model of adolescent problem drinking. Items from the National Education Longitudinal Study: 1988-1994 (NELS:88; National Center for Educational Statistics, 1996) were used to create measurement modeis for a.1I latent variables in the hypothesized structural model. Results indicated that high levels of parental support and a positive school climate in the 8th grade influence the formation of relationships with peers with positive values in the 10th grade that guarded against problem-drinking behavior in the 10th grads.

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Journal of Counseling and Development, 79(2) , 200-208.
Language: English
Date: 2001
Adolescents, Alcohol use, Alcohol abuse, High school

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