Supported by Clinical Research Center Grant MH 30915 and by the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Inc
Learning Achievement in Sons of Alcoholics
Article first published online: 28 SEP 2007
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 330–333, May 1984
How to Cite
Hegedus, A. M., Alterman, A. I. and Tarter, R. E. (1984), Learning Achievement in Sons of Alcoholics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 8: 330–333. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1984.tb05522.x
- Issue published online: 28 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 28 SEP 2007
- Received for publication June 3, 1983; revised manuscript received November 9, 1983; accepted December 14. 1983.
Adolescent sons of alcoholics, equated to sons of nonalcoholics on age, intelligence, and grade level, performed significantly more poorly on a standardized test of educational achievement Family environment and rated behavioral disturbance were not systematically correlated with educational achievement. Upon controlling for the effects of psychopathology, the highest and most numerous correlations were found between neuropsychological performance and educational achievement These findings suggest that cognitive impairment may be associated with the vulnerability for alcoholism.