Development of a risk profile for intentions to use alcohol among fifth and sixth graders

John A. Webb, Paul E. Baer, Robert (Bob) McKelvey

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Objective: The relationship between intentions to use alcohol and risk factors was examined among fifth and sixth graders. Method: Subjects completed a questionnaire that assessed intentions to use alcohol and eight risk factors. Risk factors included peer and parental use and attitudes toward use, sensation seeking, tolerance of deviance, rejection of parental authority, and family cohesion. Results: Multivariate analyses showed that the risk factors were able to discriminate between those who intended to use alcohol and those who did not. Family factors showed stronger relationships to intentions among fifth graders, and peer factors were more strongly related to intentions among sixth graders. Conclusions: Risk factors can be used to target preadolescents who may be at risk for early alcohol use, and programs that attempt to prevent early initiation of alcohol use among adolescents can be designed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-778
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol use
  • Risk factors

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Development of a risk profile for intentions to use alcohol among fifth and sixth graders. / Webb, John A.; Baer, Paul E.; McKelvey, Robert (Bob).

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 34, No. 6, 1995, p. 772-778.

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