Children of alcohol misusers and school performance outcomes

Joseph M. Chandy, Linda Harris, Robert Wm Blum, Michael D Resnick

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Studies show that children of alcoholics constitute an at-risk population. The present study attempted to understand the impact of parental alcohol misuse on the school performance of children, based on a sample of 838 teenagers from alcohol misusing parents in Minnesota. These teenagers had significantly poorer performance in all the six measurements of school performance used. The study also identified a few protective factors: those who did well in school perceived that their parents had high expectations of them, rated themselves as generally healthy and assessed themselves to be religious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-519
Number of pages13
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993


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