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ERIC Number: EJ783201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
The Influence of Parental Warmth and Control on Latino Adolescent Alcohol Use
Mongro-Wilson, Cristina
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v30 n1 p89-105 2008
Latino adolescent alcohol use is related to substance use, later life addiction, and other negative outcomes. The lack of knowledge on parenting and the parent-youth relationship in Latino families in the context of acculturation and its affects on alcohol use prompted this study. Secondary data analysis using the Add Health data set indicates that high amounts of parental control function positively for Latino families, contrary to some findings for non-Latinos. In addition, parental warmth significantly reduced alcohol use and also positively affected the parent-youth relationship which decreased alcohol use. When families spoke English at home, parental control decreased which lead to an increase in alcohol use. A critical examination of the implications for the cultural understanding of parental influences on adolescent alcohol use is discussed. Findings indicate that there are unique family mechanisms for Latino families that should be considered when developing intervention options. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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