ERIC Number: EJ850098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceived Parental Relationships and Health-Risk Behaviors in College-Attending Emerging Adults
Schwartz, Seth J.; Zamboanga, Byron L.; Ravert, Russell D.; Kim, Su Yeong; Weisskirch, Robert S.; Williams, Michelle K.; Bersamin, Melina; Finley, Gordon E.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n3 p727-740 Aug 2009
The present study investigated the association of perceived parenting with health-risk behaviors in an ethnically diverse sample of 1,728 college-attending emerging adults. Participants completed retrospective measures of perceived maternal and paternal nurturance, connection, psychological control, and disrespect and reported their frequency of binge drinking, illicit drug use, unsafe sexual behavior, and impaired driving. Multivariate Poisson regression analyses indicated that perceived paternal acceptance was associated inversely with 6 of the 12 health-risk behaviors measured, whereas perceived mothering was related only to 2 of these health-risk behaviors. These patterns were consistent across gender, ethnicity, and family structure.
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Drug Abuse, Drinking, Family Structure, Sexuality, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, College Students, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Psychological Patterns, Alcohol Abuse, Family Environment, Motor Vehicles, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Mothers, Fathers, Racial Differences, Gender Differences
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