Longitudinal associations between fathers' heavy drinking patterns and children's psychosocial adjustment.

@article{Andreas2007LongitudinalAB,
  title={Longitudinal associations between fathers' heavy drinking patterns and children's psychosocial adjustment.},
  author={Jasmina Burdzovic Andreas and Timothy J. O'Farrell},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={1-16}
}
Psychosocial adjustment in children of alcoholics (N = 114) was examined in the year before and at three follow-ups in the 15 months after their alcoholic fathers entered alcoholism treatment, testing the hypothesis that children's adjustment problems will vary over time as a function of their fathers' heavy drinking patterns. Three unique patterns of heavy drinking in alcoholic fathers were identified through cluster analysis. The results demonstrated significant and meaningful associations… CONTINUE READING

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