ERIC Number: EJ1035270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Relationship between School Administrators' Reports of Parental Involvement in School and Students' Substance Use: A National Study
Kumar, Revathy; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Johnston, Lloyd D.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v23 n5 p269-281 2014
This study examines the relationship between student substance use and school-level parental involvement as reported by administrators. Questionnaires were administered to school administrators and 111,652 students in 1,011 U.S. schools. Hierarchical logistic regression analyses conducted on 1998-2003 data from students and administrators indicate significantly lower prevalence of alcohol use among eighth-graders in schools where administrators reported high parental involvement. Overall, administrators' reports of high parental involvement were unrelated to prevalence of substance use among tenth-graders and were associated with higher prevalence of alcohol use among twelfth-graders. Implications and limitations are discussed, along with suggestions for future research.
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Parent Participation, Correlation, Substance Abuse, Questionnaires, Incidence, Drinking, Regression (Statistics), Smoking, Marijuana, Socioeconomic Status, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Grade 12
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DA01411