Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 329–348 | Cite as

Adolescent alcohol abuse and other problem behaviors: Their relationships and common parental influences

  • Grace M. Barnes
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Abstract

This study was designed to explore the relationships between adolescent alcohol abuse and other problem behaviors. Parental socialization practices, particularly support/nurturance, were also examined for common influences on both alcohol abuse and other youthful deviance. Interviews were conducted with a representative household sample of adolescents aged 12–17 years and their parents. The findings support the theory that adolescent alcohol abuse is part of a complex psychosocial problem behavior syndrome and that a high degree of parental nurturance may be a significant deterrence to alcohol abuse and more general deviant behaviors.

Keywords

Alcohol Problem Behavior Health Psychology Alcohol Abuse School Psychology 

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