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Why do young people drink? A review of drinking motives.
Evidence of adolescent and young adult drinking motives and their relation to possible consequences over the last 15 years is reviewed and an enormous heterogeneity was found in terms of how motives were measured.
Automatic and controlled processes and the development of addictive behaviors in adolescents: A review and a model
It is emphasized that adolescent alcohol use primarily takes place in a social context, and that therefore studies should not solely focus on intra-individual factors predicting substance use and misuse but also on interpersonal social factors.
Psychometric Properties of the Parent and Teacher Versions of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for 4- to 12-Year-Olds: A Review
This review shows that the psychometric properties of the SDQ are strong, particularly for the teacher version, which implies that the use of theSDQ as a screening instrument should be continued and longitudinal research studies should investigate predictive validity.
The benefits of playing video games.
This article summarizes the research on the positive effects of playing video games, focusing on four main domains: cognitive, motivational, emotional, and social, and proposes some candidate mechanisms by which playing videoGames may foster real-world psychosocial benefits.
Parenting behaviour and adolescent behavioural and emotional problems: The role of self-control
Cross-sectional data from 1359 boys and girls aged 10–14 years investigated whether parenting behaviours are directly or indirectly (through building self-control) associated with emotional
Who drinks and why? A review of socio-demographic, personality, and contextual issues behind the drinking motives in young people.
Preventative strategies should take into account general, undifferentiated drinking motivation in late childhood, and social and enhancement motives in adolescence, particularly among boys and neurotic, anxious girls.
Keeping Secrets from Parents: Advantages and Disadvantages of Secrecy in Adolescence
Traditional views regard secrecy as problematic, and associated research among adults almost exclusively focuses on its physical and psychological disadvantages for the secret-keeper. Contrary to
Adolescents' music preferences and personality characteristics
The present paper examined the structure of Dutch adolescents' music preferences, the stability of music preferences and the relations between Big‐Five personality characteristics and (changes in)
Compulsive Internet Use Among Adolescents: Bidirectional Parent–Child Relationships
It is suggested that qualitatively good communication regarding internet use is a promising tool for parents to prevent their teenage children from developing Compulsive Internet Use.
The impact of alcohol-specific rules, parental norms about early drinking and parental alcohol use on adolescents' drinking behavior.
It was shown that having strict rules is related to postponement of drinking, and that having alcohol-specific rules depends on other factors, thus underlining the complexity of the influence of parenting on the development of adolescents' alcohol use.