Binge drinking has become common among adolescents. Binge drinking has many negative consequences and can lead to many health problems. The purpose of the present study was to explore the related factors persuading adolescents to binge drink. Several risk factors were examined in the study using a survey from adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. Some of the risk factors examined included: parental marital status, adult supervision, missed school days, and emotional anguish. The results showed that the risk factors greatly influenced alcohol consumption among adolescents and binge drinking. The study was important to advance the literature on the subject of binge drinking among adolescents by providing greater knowledge of the potential risk factors and drinking problem.
|Commitee:||Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health education|
|Keywords:||Adolescents, Binge drinking|
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