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ERIC Number: EJ857823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
The Association between Parent Communication and College Freshmen's Alcohol Use
Boyle, Jennifer R.; Boekeloo, Bradley O.
Journal of Drug Education, v39 n2 p113-131 2009
Using a cross-sectional survey, data were collected from 265 first-year college students to determine if parent-student alcohol communication is associated with college drinking or drinking consequences and if this relationship is mediated by students' parental subjective norms, attitudes toward drinking, and perceived risk. Structural equation modeling was used to test hypotheses. Students whose parents talked with them more about the negative effects of alcohol reported more extensive college drinking ([beta] = 0.12, p less than 0.05). Favorable alcohol attitudes were significantly related to both more extensive college drinking ([beta] = 0.49, p less than 0.05) and more drinking consequences ([beta] = 0.39, p less than 0.05). Lower reported perceived risk was significantly related to more drinking consequences ([beta] = -0.24, p less than 0.05). Findings indicate that parental communication regarding the negative effects of alcohol may be ineffective at reducing college drinking or drinking consequences. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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