Title

Alcoholism Skipping Generations

Author(s)

Cameron Shull

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The hypothesis is that people will be more likely to have an alcohol dependency if someone in their family does also and that it will skip generations more often than not. This research was conducted by creating a survey asking if the survey taker was an alcoholic and who in their family had/is an alcoholic, the survey was then put on social media. The data that was collected went against the hypothesis in that the results were that it tended to not skip generations when it did run in the family. Some results were not able to be used due to the person who took it being underage. Many results were unable to be used because the alcoholism didn't run in the survey taker’s family. For the future of the project, more results are going to be obtained. Statistics have been done that prove my hypothesis wrong. In the results where the results weren’t included for where alcoholism didn't run in the family, it skipped generations 22.7% while it didn’t skip 77.3%. For the survey results, 48.8% of the survey takers didn't have alcoholism running in their family at all.

Start Date

4-11-2015 8:45 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 9:00 AM

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Apr 11th, 8:45 AM Apr 11th, 9:00 AM

Alcoholism Skipping Generations

The hypothesis is that people will be more likely to have an alcohol dependency if someone in their family does also and that it will skip generations more often than not. This research was conducted by creating a survey asking if the survey taker was an alcoholic and who in their family had/is an alcoholic, the survey was then put on social media. The data that was collected went against the hypothesis in that the results were that it tended to not skip generations when it did run in the family. Some results were not able to be used due to the person who took it being underage. Many results were unable to be used because the alcoholism didn't run in the survey taker’s family. For the future of the project, more results are going to be obtained. Statistics have been done that prove my hypothesis wrong. In the results where the results weren’t included for where alcoholism didn't run in the family, it skipped generations 22.7% while it didn’t skip 77.3%. For the survey results, 48.8% of the survey takers didn't have alcoholism running in their family at all.