Comparative Study

| Published: June 29, 2017

Social Competence in Children of Alcoholic Parents

Arihant Nachiketa

Research Scholar, P. G. Dept. of Psychology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.244/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.244


In this study children of alcoholic parents show deficits in social competence that begin in early childhood and escalate through middle adolescence. Teachers, parents, and children reported on the social competence of alcoholic parents and matched controls in a community sample assessed from ages 6 to 15. Hierarchical linear growth models revealed different patterns of change in social competence across development as a function of various indicators of competence. Moreover female alcoholic parents showed deficits in social competence in early childhood that receded in adolescence and that varied across subtypes of parent alcoholism. Implications of these findings for understanding the development of social competence in children, and at-risk children in particular are discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.244/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.244

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 5, April-June, 2017

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