Prospective association of peer influence, school engagement, drinking expectancies, and parent expectations with drinking initiation among sixth graders.

@article{SimonsMorton2004ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective association of peer influence, school engagement, drinking expectancies, and parent expectations with drinking initiation among sixth graders.},
  author={Bruce G. Simons-Morton},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={299-309}
}
Early initiation of drinking increases the lifetime risk for substance abuse and other serious health and social problems. An understanding of the predictors of early initiation is needed if successful preventive interventions are to be developed. Surveys were completed by 1009 sixth grade students at the beginning (Time 1) and end (Time 2) of the school year in four schools in one suburban school district. At Time 1, 55/1009 (5.5%) reported drinking in the past 30 days. From Time 1 to Time 2… CONTINUE READING
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