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HBSC Network publishes: Early Adolescent and Peer Drinking Homogeneity: Similarities and Differences Among European and North American Countries

This study examined associations between perceived peer and adolescent alcohol use in Greece, Scotland, Switzerland, and the United States. Perceived peer and adolescent alcohol use were positively associated in all countries, but the association was notably weaker in Greece than in Scotland (boys), and in Greece compared to Switzerland (girls). Further examination of the underlying processes that explain that explain stronger and weaker associations between perceived peer and adolescent alcohol use in some settings could guide the development of effective, culture-specific interventions.

T Farhat et al

Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012

DOI 10.1177/0272431611419511

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[28-08-2012 to 04-09-2012]

 


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