ERIC Number: EJ1100084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Child and Parent Report of Parenting as Predictors of Substance Use and Suspensions from School
Fleming, Charles B.; Mason, W. Alex; Thompson, Ronald W.; Haggerty, Kevin P.; Gross, Thomas J.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v36 n5 p625-645 Jun 2016
This study examined how child and parent reports of parenting were related to early adolescent substance use and school suspensions. Data were from two time points 6 months apart on 321 families with an eighth-grade student attending one of five schools in the Pacific Northwest. Child- and parent-report measures of family management practices were moderately correlated (r = 0.29). Child report, but not parent report, of more positive family management practices uniquely predicted a lower likelihood of adolescent substance use. Also, discrepancies between child and parent report of parenting predicted substance use, with child positive report of family management losing its protective association with adolescent substance use when parents had negative reports of their parenting. Parent report, but not child report, of better parenting predicted lower likelihood of suspensions, suggesting that the salience of child and parent report may depend on the type of behavioral outcome.
Descriptors: Suspension, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Substance Abuse, Prediction, Early Adolescents, Family Relationship, Child Behavior, Correlation, Questionnaires, Parenting Skills, Grade 8, Regression (Statistics), Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R01DA025651