1992'5, p.22
Romanova O. L. , Petrakova T. I.
Social-psychological mechanisms of children's introduction to the tradition of alcohol drinking

The study was aimed at the investigation of the formation of a set and drinking tradition elements' adoption in schoolchildren. 6-7-years-olds have already the basic parts of information concerning alcohol. 9-11-years-olds demonstrate broader views on situations when alcohol consumption is possible. Their knowledge of alcohol results is based on more differentiated evaluation of drunken adults and on their own single trials of alcohol. Adolescents (about 14 years old) are characterized by their own standards in alcohol sub-culture adoption. Knowledge of ritual is formed earlier than positive attitude to alcohol. This fact makes it possible to achieve purposeful anti-alcohol measures in schoolchildren.