Samantha Wells

Scientist

Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario Canada

NLS user since 2004

Citations
  • Wells, S., Speechley, M., Koval, J.J., & Graham, K. Gender differences in the relationship between heavy episodic drinking, social roles, and alcohol-related aggression in a U.S. sample of late adolescent and young adult drinkers. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33, 21-29, 2007. PMID: 17366243
  • Wells, S., Graham, K., Speechley, M., & Koval, J. Do predisposing and family background characteristics modify or confound the relationship between drinking frequency and alcohol-related aggression? A study of late adolescent and young adult drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 31(4), 661-675, 2006. PMID: 15975731
  • Wells, S., Graham, K., Speechley, M., & Koval, J. Drinking patterns, drinking contexts, and alcohol-related aggression among late adolescent and young adult drinkers. Addiction, 100, 933-944, 2005. PMID: 15955009
What I learned from NLS data

Through our analyses, we found that the locations in which young adults consume alcohol (public environments such as bars) are important in relation to their likelihood of engaging in fights, suggesting that prevention efforts may need to focus on reducing exposure to risky drinking settings and making these places safer environments for young people (see Wells et al., 2005).

Why I chose NLS data

I was interested in studying alcohol use and alcohol-related aggression among transitional age youth (emerging adulthood).