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Am J Health Behav. 2003 Mar-Apr;27(2):108-15.

Parental monitoring and adolescent alcohol risk in a clinic population.

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Laboratoryfor Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. kb9@umail.umd.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To assess the association between parental monitoring and adolescent alcohol risk.

METHODS:

Adolescent managed-care patients completed a survey of their involvement with alcohol and their perceptions of monitoring and other forms of parental influence.

RESULTS:

Frequent monitoring was associated with less likelihood that adolescents had engaged in a variety of alcohol-risk behaviors or had been in a variety of risk situations. Choosing to share alcohol-related concerns with other adults and placing importance on parents' opinions were not as consistently related to alcohol risk.

CONCLUSIONS:

The need to enhance parental monitoring as a proactive protective parental response is indicated.

PMID:
12639068
DOI:
10.5993/ajhb.27.2.2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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