The Study was carried out by Strandberg, A. K. & Bodin, M. C. Published in 2011 by the Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the article is titled “Alcohol-Specific Parenting within a Cluster Randomized Effectiveness Trial of a Swedish Primary Prevention Program”.
The research was based on an ongoing trial of the effectiveness of a parental-based under-age drinking prevention program that underscores the role of parents in teenage drinking dubbed Örebro Prevention Program (ÖPP). The program was designed in Örebro University.
The researchers analyzed the cross-sectional data gathered at a 12-month follow-up in a cluster-randomized trial (CRT) for ÖPP before obtaining the baseline data with regards to parents’ attitude towards youth drinking, both at home and out of home. The CRT was administered to 40 willing municipal schools in 13 counties of Sweden.
Eighty percent of the respondent parents maintain a stern attitude towards teenage alcoholism. Over 90% of the parents stated that they talk with their children regarding underage drinking.
Relevance to my topic
Considering that the research presented in this article is based on parental-based under-age drinking prevention program, it gives insight about the effectiveness of such a type of parenting. The article is very to my topic useful because parental-based under-age drinking prevention is perhaps one of the much-needed solutions to under-age drinking.
The article was authored by Cismaru, M., Lavack, A. M. & Markewich, E. and published in 2008. The title of the article is “Alcohol Consumption among Young Consumers: A Review and Recommendations”.
Several amelioratory social marketing campaigns have been devised to help in the fight against teenage alcoholism. These campaigns make use of diverse communication and program materials that either do or do not cohere with the dictates of the protection motivation model.
The researchers qualitatively analyzed the communication materials used in social campaigns. The researchers searched the internet using campaign-related key words like campaign and program in order to get the names of existing campaigns purposed to meliorate underage drinking.
The researchers identified 35. Fortunately, most of the campaigns adhere to the prevention motivation model.
Relevance to my topic
The findings of the study can help come up with good campaign strategies for teenage alcoholism. The study also highlights the type of communication materials that should be considered for teenage alcoholism campaigns.
The research was done by Cintina, I. It is titled “The Effect of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Restrictions on Teenage Fertility.”
The formulation of public policies should put into consideration teen childbearing. Multitudes of nations recognize the negative effects of teenage alcoholism and have, in response, formulated several policies to moderate the minimum alcohol drinking age.
The research is based on micro-level data of age restriction and teenage pregnancies for the period between 1973 to 1988, for instance, 1979 cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) (Carlson & England, 2011). Having constructed a person month profile, the probability of pregnancy occurring in each period with regards to changes in drinking-age-restriction that occurred within the period is determined with the help of a discrete-time hazard model.
Reduction or increase in the minimum drinking age influences the time when girls between the ages 15 and 21 get their first pregnancies. Such changes also affect the number of unwanted pregnancies.
Relevance to my topic
Minimum drinking age is one of the most commonly applied strategies to minimize teenage alcoholism. This study can help in the formulation of suitable minimum drinking age policies in a bid to moderate teenage drinking which makes it of relevance to my topic of study.
Carlson, M. J., & England, P. (2011). Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America. California, CA: Stanford University Press.
Cintina, I. (2011). The Effect of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Restrictions on Teenage Fertility. University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (Working Paper No. 2011-6). Retrieved from www.uhero.hawaii.edu/assets/WP_2011-6.pdf
Cismaru, M., Lavack, A. M. & Markewich, E. (2008). “Alcohol Consumption among Young Consumers: A Review and Recommendations.” Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 9(4), 282-296. doi: 10.1108/17473610810920498
Strandberg, A. K. & Bodin, M. C. (2011). “Alcohol-Specific Parenting within a Cluster Randomized Effectiveness Trial of a Swedish Primary Prevention Program.” Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 111 (2), 92-102. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1906917&show=pdf