Perceptions Of Parenting And College Student Alcohol Use

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Stephanie E. Moss (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Lisa Curtin

Abstract: Many college students consume alcohol and experience negative consequences. Research has shown that in addition to peer influences, parenting practices are associated with alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences among college students. However, previous research has not examined the multitude of possible parenting variables in a single study. The present study examined the predictive utility of perceptions of parental monitoring, permissiveness, and modeling as well as specific parental disciplining responses in relation to college student alcohol use and related consequences above and beyond perception of peers. College student participants (N = 290; 67.3% female) reported on their alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences as well as perceptions of their parents’ parenting behavior and their peers’ drinking. After controlling for perception of peers, parental monitoring remained significant for both quantity-frequency and alcohol-related consequences, and permissiveness remained significant for alcohol-related consequences. The present findings are discussed in relation to previous research and implications for parent-based interventions. The present study is limited due to use of a cross-sectional methodology and self-report measures.

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Moss, S. (2017). Perceptions Of Parenting And College Student Alcohol Use. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Parental monitoring, parental alcohol permissiveness, alcohol-specific parenting, college student alcohol use, perceptions of peer norms

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