Resistance-skills training and onset of alcohol use: evidence for beneficial and potentially harmful effects in public schools and in private Catholic schools.

@article{Donaldson1995ResistanceskillsTA,
  title={Resistance-skills training and onset of alcohol use: evidence for beneficial and potentially harmful effects in public schools and in private Catholic schools.},
  author={Stewart I. Donaldson and John W. Graham and Andrea M. Piccinin and William B Hansen},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={291-300}
}
Recent research suggests that the success of social influence prevention programs is due to enhancing an adolescent's ability to resist passive social pressure (e.g., social modeling and overestimation of peer use), and is not due to teaching refusal skills for combating active social pressure (i.e., alcohol and drug offers). Using 4 waves of longitudinal data (collected in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades) from 11,995 students participating in the Adolescent Alcohol Prevention Trial… CONTINUE READING

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