Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Social Welfare

Advisor/Committee Chair

Barry Loneck


This study seeks to evaluate the relationship between monitoring and adolescent deviant behaviors, with a specific focus on adolescent alcohol use. It is hypothesized that when community safety and support are low; after-school programming will serve as a protective factor and lower levels of alcohol use will be reported. Data were collected on a sample of 373 using the Student Success Profile. Because research shows that adolescent-report of friend behaviors is actually more reflective of their own behaviors (adolescents project their beliefs about own behaviors onto their peers), this study used adolescent-report on peer behaviors as an indicator of self-use. This study seeks to determine whether adolescent alcohol use is impacted by adolescents’ participation in after-school programming and their perceived level of neighborhood safety and support.