Does alcohol use predict violent behaviors? The relationship between alcohol use and violence in a nationally representative longitudinal sample

Citation

Maldonado-Molina, M. M.; Reingle, J. M.; & Jennings, W. G. (2011). Does alcohol use predict violent behaviors? The relationship between alcohol use and violence in a nationally representative longitudinal sample. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. vol. 9 (2) pp. 99-111

Abstract

The current study examined the relationship between alcohol and violence using a longitudinal survey of adolescents ages 11—26. Data were derived from 10,828 adolescents in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) Waves I-III. Survey logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between alcohol use and violence. Even after adjustment for baseline, consistent alcohol use predicted violence in young adulthood (OR = 1.41; 95% CI [1.03, 1.91]); however, violence was not predictive of problematic alcohol use. Overall, consistent alcohol use appears to be a predictor of serious physical violence, whereas physical violence does not predict problematic alcohol use.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177%2F1541204010384492

Keyword(s)

Alcohol

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Author(s)

Maldonado-Molina, M. M.
Reingle, J. M.
Jennings, W. G.

Year Published

2011

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

2

Pages

99-111

ISSN/ISBN

1541-2040

DOI

10.1177/1541204010384492

Reference ID

1361