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NCJ Number: 119137 Find in a Library
Title: Exploration of the Effect of Select Family Socialization Variables on Teenage Alcohol Use
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:22-28
Author(s): R E Little
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explores the relationship between family contextual variables such as birth order and number of siblings and teenage alcohol use.
Abstract: Data in this study were gathered from 549 public school teenagers in Indiana. Results indicate that a relationship exists between family context and alcohol use; Family context explained approximately 3 percent of the variance in teenage alcohol use; only children had a level of alcohol use below the overall average for the sample; within two-child families, the first born had a level of use below the group average, and the second born, a level above the average; in families with three children, all three children demonstrated above average levels of alcohol use. Sibling rivalry is discussed as a possible explanation for the differences in alcohol consumption. 1 table and 20 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Alcoholism causes; Behavior patterns; Domestic relations; Indiana
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