Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario Canada
NLS user since 2004
Wells, S., Speechley, M., Koval, J.J., & Graham, K. Gender differences in the relationship between heavy episodic drinking, social roles, and alcohol-related aggression in a U.S. sample of late adolescent and young adult drinkers. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33, 21-29, 2007. PMID: 17366243
Wells, S., Graham, K., Speechley, M., & Koval, J. Do predisposing and family background characteristics modify or confound the relationship between drinking frequency and alcohol-related aggression? A study of late adolescent and young adult drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 31(4), 661-675, 2006. PMID: 15975731
Wells, S., Graham, K., Speechley, M., & Koval, J. Drinking patterns, drinking contexts, and alcohol-related aggression among late adolescent and young adult drinkers. Addiction, 100, 933-944, 2005. PMID: 15955009
What I learned from NLS data
Through our analyses, we found that the locations in which young adults consume alcohol (public environments such as bars) are important in relation to their likelihood of engaging in fights, suggesting that prevention efforts may need to focus on reducing exposure to risky drinking settings and making these places safer environments for young people (see Wells et al., 2005).
Why I chose NLS data
I was interested in studying alcohol use and alcohol-related aggression among transitional age youth (emerging adulthood).
Ohio State University Center for Human Resource Research
This site was created at the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) at The Ohio State University to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS). The NLS is a program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHRR has conducted the NLS since the program began in 1965, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau (from 1965 to 2003) and NORC at the University of Chicago (from 1978 to the present).