Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
GARCIA, Karla Selene López and COSTA JUNIOR, Moacyr Lobo da. Antisocial behavior and alcohol consumption by school adolescents. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.2, pp. 299-305. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692008000200020.
Adolescence is a vulnerable period and facilitates the start of risk behaviors, for instance the use of drugs. This study aims to describe the differences between antisocial behavior and alcohol consumption according to gender, age and education; as well as to discover the relation between antisocial behavior and alcohol consumption in 1,221 school adolescents from Monterrey - Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The findings reveal differences in antisocial behavior according to gender. Evidences showed that 41.3% of the students had consumed alcohol at sometime in their lives, and that differences exist in alcohol consumption according to age and education. Finally, the study found positive and significant relations between antisocial behavior and alcohol consumption (rs = .272, p <.001).
Keywords : antisocial; alcoholism; adolescent; antisocial personality disorder.