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Title: Alcohol Use and Socialization Characteristics Among Hungarian Adolescents: Path Models (From Prevention Practice in Substance Abuse, P 47-63, 1995, Carl G Leukefeld and Richard R Clayton, eds. -- See NCJ-157443)
Author(s): R C Swaim; J Nemeth; E R Oetting
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: P50 DA07074
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Anonymous surveys of alcohol use and associated socialization characteristics of family caring, family sanctions against alcohol use, school adjustment, and peer alcohol associations were administered to Hungarian 8th-grade and 11th- grade adolescents.
Abstract: Results showed higher levels of alcohol involvement among older students compared to younger students and higher levels for males compared to females; however, the frequency of alcohol use among females was equal to or higher than that of males. Path models of alcohol involvement and socialization characteristics were constructed to examine a previously tested model based on peer cluster theory. Models were tested by gender and grade level. Peer alcohol associations was a direct predictor of alcohol involvement among all four models. Family influences or family sanctions against alcohol use and family caring provided both direct and indirect effects on alcohol involvement. School adjustment failed to relate to either peer alcohol associations or alcohol involvement. Implications for further research and prevention of alcohol use are discussed. 1 table, 4 figures, and 20 references
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency; Hungary; Juvenile social adjustment
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