What is it about?

The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which youth have ready access to alcohol and the extent to which immediate family influence affects consumption.

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Why is it important?

The study confirmed that the home unit was the main source of alcohol for most youth and parents were the most common source of provision. Parents provided financial access to alcohol by giving their child money to purchase it themselves through older family members or friends. It was also found that youth used negotiation strategies with their parents to influence their consumer purchases of alcohol.


Alcohol plays an important part in many societies. It is important to understand how young people consume and access alcohol – particularly when the family plays a major role in access and consumption.

Dr Dean Whitehead
Flinders University

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This page is a summary of: Exploring adolescent-parent interaction strategies for accessing alcohol at home, Health Education, October 2017, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/he-01-2017-0003.
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