ERIC Number: EJ726699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Parenting Practices and Adolescent Drug-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, Norms and Behavior
Macaulay, Araxi P.; Griffin, Kenneth W.; Gronewold, Elizabeth; Williams, Christopher; Botvin, Gilbert J.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v49 n2 p67 Jun 2005
The current study explored the relationships between parenting practices and adolescent drug use. Suburban middle school students (N = 2129) completed surveys that included measures of perceived parental monitoring, discipline and setting an anti-drug message as well as measures of drug-related knowledge, attitudes and peer norms. Results indicated that effective parenting practices had a direct protective effect in terms of adolescent drug use and that the protective effect of parenting practices remained significant after including the effects of parenting on adolescent drug-related knowledge, attitudes and perceived norms in a structural equation model. These findings suggest that effective parenting practices have a robust protective effect on youth drug use via multiple pathways that extend beyond parenting effects on the most proximal predictors of adolescent drug use.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parenting Styles, Drug Abuse, Middle School Students, Structural Equation Models, Child Rearing, Parent Student Relationship, Questionnaires, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York