Risk and protective factors as predictors of alcohol use, binge drinking, and alcohol-related problems among high school students

Adriana G Almodovar, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

We examined risk and protective factors as for binge drinking, driving while intoxicated, and alcohol-related problems among 1366 high schools students in El Paso, Texas. The study used an anonymous self-report questionnaire to assess demographic information, alcohol consumption patterns and behaviors, and alcohol-related problems. The survey included schools from all areas of the city, including private and religious schools. The sample was 53% female and 70% Hispanic. Risk factors included peer alcohol use, parental approval of alcohol, absence of a father figure, and age at first drink. Protective factors included participation in extra curricular activities, athletics, and academic performance. We examined associations between predictor and outcome variables using correlational and multiple regression analyses. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)^

Subject Area

Psychology, Behavioral|Health Sciences, Public Health

Recommended Citation

Almodovar, Adriana G, "Risk and protective factors as predictors of alcohol use, binge drinking, and alcohol-related problems among high school students" (2005). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1430935.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1430935

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