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A Di ssert at i on Ent i t l ed The Ef f ect s of Al cohol Abuse on Teenager s By Ar t hur McKni ght PsyDi sser t at i on. com

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Abst r act Whi l e Ki t men 1982 cl ai ms t hat most t eacher s go ever yday t o school wi t h t hei r “ bags on t oget her wi t h a sack f i l l ed wi t h anxi et y” Amador 1985 di scover ed t hat t he f eel i ng of anxi et y sel dom occur s i n t he s ur vey composed of 257 P . E. t eacher s . Wher e t he s i t uat i on was s uch anxi et y was di scover ed t o be qui t e i nt ense. Thi s st udy wi l l f ocus on t he est abl i shment of an accept ed under st andi ng r egar di ng anxi et y as di scussed i n bot h behavi or al and cogni t i ve concept s . The common ass umpt i on of t he per spect i ves i s t he ul t i mat e under st andi ng of anxi et y as a common consequence of expect at i ons as wel l as t he r i ght way of eval uat i ng s i t uat i ons . Accor di ng t o t he st udy conduct ed by Wi l der 1999 anxi et y r ef er s t o a s ubj ect i ve exper i ence whi ch of t en i nvol ves uncer t ai nt y t hr eat as wel l as hel pl essness whi l e al so at t empt i ng t o cope wi t h cer t ai n demands of t he s i t uat i on. Thi s ar t i cl e al so t r i es har d t o hi ghl i ght t he f act wi t h a t hor ough br eakdown of t he i ss ue t hat s uch anxi et y has ext r eme r el evance t owar ds peopl e i n- char ge of or gani z i ng spor t s event s i n di f f er ent school s most l y t he P . E. t eacher s . C Chapt er One Int r oduct i on Among t he f act or s t hat cont r i but e t o t he i ss ues r egar di ng t eenage al cohol cons umpt i on i s t he easy access t o al cohol . As a r es ul t i t i s qui t e easy f or t hese young ones t o have access t o al cohol . At t he same t i me t he per cent age of younger i ndi vi dual s who can eas i l y get i t i ncr eases s i gni f i cant l y al ong wi t h age. As a mat t er of f act about 90 per cent of t he t wel f t h gr ader s have access t o di f f er ent t ypes of al cohol J ohnson and Baker . For t hi s r eason when t hey become seni or s i n hi gh school t h t hey no l onger f eel t hat al cohol i s a f or bi dden f r ui t f or t hem. I n f act al cohol i s ever ywher e whi ch means t hat t hey have t he oppor t uni t y t o t hi nk t hat t hey can al so gi ve al cohol a good t r y . Whi l e t hese t eenage st udent s may be i nf or med about t he i mpact of under age dr i nki ng i n t hei r heal t h cl asses and ar e per haps war ned by t hei r own par ent s but t he al cohol i mage t hey get f r om t he r est of t he soci et y i s r at her pos i t i ve. The consequence of al cohol dr i nki ng i s bot h accept abl e and a access i bl e t he occas i onal cons umpt i on of al cohol has event ual l y become r eal l y wi despr ead among younger st udent s . PsyDi sser t at i on. com Resear ch i n Heal t h Psychol ogy

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Heal t h St udi es The pr obl em wi t h al cohol abuse among adol escent s i s al most t he same as what i s bei ng exper i enced by adul t s . Ther e ar e bodi l y changes t hat t hese adol escent s al so need t o adj ust t o. For one t hei r bodi es ar e dr ast i cal l y al t er i ng t oget her wi t h t hei r mi nds as wel l as t he soci al cont ext . Accor di ng t o St ephen and Col man t he aspi r at i on t owar ds achi evi ng aut onomy as wel l as t he oppor t uni t y t o make per sonal deci s i ons t end t o i ncr ease al ong wi t h age. I n t hi s case t eenager s be begi n t o l ook ol der and ar e even expect ed t o act l i ke adul t s . They al so do t hei r best t o asser t t hemsel ves and t o be vi ewed as i ndependent and mat ur e. As a r es ul t al cohol seems l i ke somet hi ng t hat can hel p i n accompl i shi ng t hi s ai m whi ch i s al so a symbol of bei ng an adul t . Ther e ar e al so ot her i nt er l i nked causes of al cohol abuse among t he younger peopl e. They ar e most of t en l i nked t o soci al pr ess ur e. As t hese young ones wor k har d i n st r i vi ng f or i ndependence t hey can ul t i mat el y become l ess i nf l uenced by t hei r par ent s and get concer ned wi t h conf or mi t y t o t hei r peer s maki ng t hem mor e s uscept i bl e t o i nf l uence comi ng f r om t hei r peer s t hus t he peer pr ess ur e. Younger peopl e t r y t o f ol l ow t he r eal or even i magi ned nor ms wi t hi n t he co communi t y of t en i ncl udi ng dr i nki ng as wel l as ot her pot ent i al l y danger ous behavi or s . Whi l e some per sonal i t y and char act er i st i cs may have a connect i on t o t he event ual l i kel i hood of t eenage al cohol abuse t he pr i mar y causes of t hi s concer n ar e most l y at t r i but ed t o cer t ai n soci al f act or s . On t op of t he causes t he over al l heal t h ef f ect s of s uch i ss ue can al so t end t o be mor e evi dent on t he younger peopl e as compar ed t o t he ol der dr i nker s . Al cohol i s of t ent i mes used by t hi s gr oup as a way t o decr ease f eel i ngs of anxi et y f eel i ng even mor e r el axed when t hey ar e i n a soci al se set up. Ref er ences Al der s M. B. and L ynel M. E. eds . Reduci ng t he Heal t h Ef f ect s of Teenage Dr i nki ng: Under st andi ng t he Respons i bi l i t y . New Yor k: t he I nt er nat i onal Pr ess 2006. Pr i nt . J ohnson L. E. and Baker P . A. “ Adol escent Dr ug Use. Moni t or i ng t he Ef f ect s : t he Key Fi ndi ngs 2007 . ” I nt er nat i onal Counci l of Dr ug Abuse 2005 : 52- 69. PDF f i l e. PsyDi sser t at i on. com Resear ch i n Heal t h Psychol ogy

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