ERIC Number: ED466906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Parental Influences on Adolescent Marijuana Use and the Baby Boom Generation: Findings from the 1979-1996 National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse. Analytic Series.
Kandel, Denise B.; Griesler, Pamela C.; Lee, Gang; Davies, Mark; Schaffsan, Christine
This report uses the 1979-1996 National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse to investigate the role of parents, especially members of the baby boom generation, on the marijuana use of children. The association of marijuana use between parents and children, the differences among parental birth cohorts, and the determinants of child marijuana use are investigated. Five major research goals are addressed: develop a strategy to define parental exposure to the marijuana epidemic; assess the strength of the association between parental and child marijuana use according to pattern and extensiveness of use, by sex of parent, and age, sex and ethnicity of child; assess the impact of membership in the baby boom generation and parental exposure to the marijuana epidemic on child marijuana use; determine the unique influence of parental marijuana use on the child's marijuana use; identify important predictors of marijuana use by young people in addition to parental marijuana use. The report addresses the research goals outlined above through descriptive and multivariate analyses. The Technical Appendix provides details about the construction of the drug use and other selected variables. Appendix tables present survey-specific data for the multiple surveys that are aggregated in most of the tables presented in the main body of the report. (Contains approximately 76 references, 50 tables, and 15 figures.)(GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Generation Gap, Marijuana, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Predictor Variables, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.; National Opinion Research Center, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Applied Studies.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse