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MADON ­ SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY and DRINKING

AIM ­ to investigate whether a parent's expectation of their child's drinking habits would become a
reality

DESIGN ­ natural experiment?

PROCEDURE

115 children 1213yrs
Questionnaire for parents/children
Parents estimated how much their child drank and would drink in the coming year…

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parents say children drink more as they think it
is a badge of honour or say less because it is not
acceptable
Low validity ­ could lie due to demand
characteristics or screw you effect or halo affect
Children may drink more due to increasing age
Socially sensitive Blaming…

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