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Influence of early onset of alcohol use on the development of adolescent alcohol problems: a longitudinal binational study

Kim, Min Jung, Mason, W Alex, Herrenkohl, Todd I, Catalano, Richard F, Toumbourou, John W and Hemphill, Sheryl A 2017, Influence of early onset of alcohol use on the development of adolescent alcohol problems: a longitudinal binational study, Prevention science, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1007/s11121-016-0710-z.

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Title Influence of early onset of alcohol use on the development of adolescent alcohol problems: a longitudinal binational study
Author(s) Kim, Min Jung
Mason, W Alex
Herrenkohl, Todd I
Catalano, Richard F
Toumbourou, John WORCID iD for Toumbourou, John W orcid.org/0000-0002-8431-3762
Hemphill, Sheryl A
Journal name Prevention science
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer Verlag
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2017-01
ISSN 1389-4986
1573-6695
Keyword(s) Alcohol harm
Early onset of alcohol
Harm reduction
Heavy drinking
Risk and protective factors
Zero tolerance
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Exploratory factor-analysis
Substance use
United-States
Protective factors
Early drinking
Washington-state
Early adulthood
Binge drinking
Use initiation
1st drink
Summary This study examined cross-national similarities in a developmental model linking early age of alcohol use onset to frequent drinking and heavy drinking and alcohol problems 1 and 2 years later in a binational sample of 13-year-old students from two states: Washington State, USA and Victoria, Australia (N = 1833). A range of individual, family, school, and peer influences was included in analyses to investigate their unique and shared contribution to development of early and more serious forms of alcohol use and harms from misuse. Data were collected annually over a 3-year period from ages 13 to 15. Analyses were conducted using multiple-group structural equation modeling. For both states, early use of alcohol predicted frequent drinking, which predicted alcohol problems. Family protective influences had neither direct effects on heavy drinking nor effects on alcohol harm in either state, whereas school protection directly reduced the risk of heavy drinking in both states. Exposure to antisocial peers and siblings predicted a higher likelihood of heavy drinking and alcohol harm for students in both Washington and Victoria. Implications for the prevention of adolescent alcohol problems are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11121-016-0710-z
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Society for Prevention Research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090948

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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