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Influences on how children and young people learn about and behave towards alcohol : a review of the literature for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (part one)


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Velleman, R., 2009. Influences on how children and young people learn about and behave towards alcohol : a review of the literature for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (part one). Other. York, U. K.: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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    Abstract

    How families, friends, and advertising and the media influence the ways children and young people learn about and behave towards alcohol. The often excessive use of alcohol by young people is a major concern for policy-makers, communities, parents and many young people themselves. This excessive use of alcohol does not suddenly occur. By the time they start to drink alcohol, children have well developed attitudes, expectations, and intentions about alcohol, acquired and developed through a process of socialisation. This report looks in detail at the influences on children and the effect these have on their alcohol use. The report examines: • key family processes and structures which influence the development of knowledge, attitudes and subsequent behaviour; • processes of peer selection and mutual influence; • the influence of marketing and cultural representations of alcohol; • other major forces such as country, ethnicity and race, religion, school, community, socio-economic status, and other cultural factors.

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    Item Type Reports/Papers (Other)
    CreatorsVelleman, R.
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    http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/children-alcohol-use-partone.pdfFree Full-text
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Research CentresMental Health Research & Development Unit
    Publisher Statementchildren_alcohol_use_partone_1.pdf: © Richard Velleman 2009. First published 2009 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this report by photocopying or electronic means for non-commercial purposes is permitted. Otherwise, no part of this report may be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
    StatusPublished
    ID Code16928

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