Associations of Personality with Alcohol Use Behaviour and Alcohol Problems in Adolescents Receiving Child Welfare Services

@article{Stewart2011AssociationsOP,
  title={Associations of Personality with Alcohol Use Behaviour and Alcohol Problems in Adolescents Receiving Child Welfare Services},
  author={Sherry Heather Stewart and Melissa McGonnell and Christine Wekerle and Ed Adlaf},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={492-506}
}
Four specific personality factors have been theorized to put adolescents at risk for alcohol abuse: hopelessness (HOP), anxiety sensitivity (AS), sensation seeking (SS), and impulsivity (IMP). We examined relations of these personality factors to various alcohol-related indices in a sample at high risk for alcohol problems—specifically, a child welfare sample. Adolescents (n = 197; mean age = 16.8 years; 43% males) receiving services through Ontario Child Protective Services participated… CONTINUE READING