The relationship of parental support, control attempts and power to adolescent drinking

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Donald Wayne Reeves (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: Adolescent alcohol consumption has become a topical issue with the overwhelming majority of high school students having had some experience with alcohol. However, a noticeable gap in the literature exists in relation to the influence of parental behaviors on adolescent drinking. This study examined the relationship of parental support, induction, coercion, and power to adolescent drinking level within the context of social exchange theory. A self-administered questionnaire, completed by 87 male and 104 female freshman college students, measured perceived childrearing behaviors and parental power. Adolescent drinking was scored on a six-point scale ranging from abstinence to heavy drinking. The data were trichotomized into low, medium and high levels and then analyzed by the chi square test of independence. Sex of parent and power were controlled.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Teenagers $x Alcohol use
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Parent and child

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