ERIC Number: EJ1079875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reducing Risk for Substance Use by Economically Disadvantaged Young Men: Positive Family Environments and Pathways to Educational Attainment
Martin, Monica J.; Conger, Rand D.; Sitnick, Stephanie L.; Masarik, April S.; Forbes, Erika E.; Shaw, Daniel S.
Child Development, v86 n6 p1719-1737 Nov-Dec 2015
Using prospective, longitudinal data spanning 10 years (age = 10-20) from a study of 295 economically disadvantaged males, the current investigation evaluated a developmental model that links early family environment and later educational aspirations, extracurricular activities, and educational attainment to substance use in early adulthood. The results indicate that a positive family environment during adolescence (low family conflict, high family warmth, and effective child management) predicted educational involvements during adolescence that promoted educational attainment during early adulthood. Finally, higher levels of educational attainment were associated with less substance use in early adulthood, even after controlling for adolescent substance use. These findings suggest that positive parenting promotes educational achievements that increase resilience to substance use for economically disadvantaged males.
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Longitudinal Studies, Disadvantaged Youth, Males, Family Environment, Academic Aspiration, Extracurricular Activities, Educational Attainment, Young Adults, Adolescents, Family Relationship, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Predictor Variables, Substance Abuse, Age Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
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