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Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Dec;49(14):1857-66. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2014.913628. Epub 2014 May 15.

Gender differences in the prediction of parental servings of alcohol to adolescents and youth drunkenness.

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1STAD (Stockholm Prevents Alcohol and Drug Problems), Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm County Council Health Care Provision, Stockholm, Sweden.


This longitudinal study, funded by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, explored gender differences in predictors of parental servings of alcohol to youth and youth drunkenness. Data were collected from 1,752 Swedish 7th-grade youth and their parents, at three occasions between 2007 and 2010. Measurements included youth alcohol use, parental warmth, and parental control. Two-level logistic regressions showed that 15-year-old girls are more likely to be served alcohol at home compared to boys, and that there are some gender differences in predictors of drunkenness. Limitations and implications of the findings are discussed and areas for future research identified.


alcohol-specific parenting; gender-differences; parental control; parental servings of alcohol; parental warmth; youth drunkenness

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