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ERIC Number: EJ765291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Influence of Parenting on Alcohol and Drug Use among Teacher Trainees in Nigerian Universities
Egbochuku, Elizabeth O.
College Student Journal, v40 n1 p169-179 Mar 2006
This study examines the influence of parenting on alcohol and drug use among teacher trainees in Nigerian universities. The sample includes students who leave home after secondary school (residential-students on campus) as well as those who continue to live at home after secondary school (non-residential). Seventy-nine residential and 124 non-residential students were sampled. The attributes for parenting in this study consisted of behavioural monitoring, involvement, and encouragement of autonomy. Non-residential students described their parents as being more involving and providing less behavioural monitoring than residential students (residential: M = 54.35, SD = 11.94; non-residential: M = 57.56, SD = 8.75; t (2.205) p = 0.029). Greater parental involvement was related to lower levels of alcohol use among non-residential students, but unrelated to the use of other substances. A very low relationship between parenting and alcohol or other drug use was found for residential students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria