A Study of the Peer and Parent Relationship, Self-Regulation and Alcohol Intake in Adolescence and Early Adulthood.
Overconsumption of alcohol in adolescence and early adulthood has been identified as a significant problem within a university setting. Previous research has identified two prominent explanations for this are attachment relationships and self-regulation. The present study measured attachment relationships and selfregulation in relation to individual alcohol consumption. 59 university students between the ages of 18 and 25 participated in a within subject design completing 3 online questionnaires; The Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment, Self-Regulation Questionnaire and The Alcohol Use Identification Test. Pearson’s Correlations were conducted to determine the relationship between each variables, following on from this multiple regression was used to determine how much variance in alcohol consumption can be predicted by attachment and self-regulation. The results indicated that, in this sample, attachment and self-regulation are not significant in forecasting alcohol consumption.