Family indicators for the risk of addictive behavior



The empirical findings in family problems relating to addictive behavior in children and adolescents, can serve a foundation for forming up a multiaxial system of indicators and backbone risk factors of addictive behavior in the family. On the ground of analysis of several publications the following risk indicators of addictive behavior in families can be introduced: environmental toxicity, family structure, parents' educational level, quality of parental styles, level of parents' aggravation, presence of empathy in children and adolescents, transgeneration transmission of sociocultural norms and traditions.

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Keywords: addictive behavior; family; risk indicators; predictors; transgeneration transmission; quality of parental styles

Journal rubric: Labour Psychology and Engineering Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Florova N.B. Family indicators for the risk of addictive behavior [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2012. Vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 105–116. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Nina B. Florova, PhD in Biology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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