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Higgins, Kathryn and McCann, Mark and McLaughlin, Aisling and McCartan, Claire and Perra, Oliver [Alcohol Research UK] . (2013) Investigating parental monitoring, school and family influences on adolescent alcohol use. London: Alcohol Research UK. 92 p.

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This study aims to:
• test different causal hypotheses explaining the longitudinal relationship between parental monitoring and alcohol use trajectories
• test the role of peer- and school-level factors in influencing individual drinking trajectories and monitoring
• investigate how patterns of monitoring dimensions (e.g. parental control and child disclosure) and their association with alcohol use change when considering other factors

To achieve these aims, this study was divided into a number of sections; path analysis investigating how parental monitoring and alcohol use are related; multilevel modelling, investigating how alcohol use, and parental monitoring varies between different schools, and finally; structural equation models to assess the direct and indirect associations between monitoring and other important family characteristics.

Key findings
• Children whose parents exert greater control over their free time activities tend to drink less frequently.
Early control has a lasting influence on alcohol use
• Higher rates of drinking in early adolescence leads to reduced levels of parent-controlled boundaries and limits at home
• Being in a school with a higher proportion of frequent drinkers is a risk factor for frequent drinking
• Girls who attend single-sex post-primary schools tend to drink more than pupils attending co-educational schools or male-only schools


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Alcohol Research UK
Date:April 2013
Pages:92 p.
Publisher:Alcohol Research UK
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > School context
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Alcohol
T Demographic characteristics > Parent
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > risk factors
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Parent-child relations
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Alcohol use
T Demographic characteristics > Gender differences
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour

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