Does parental involvement have an impact on a child’s risky behavior?

Citation

Mayo, Blake (2014). Does parental involvement have an impact on a child's risky behavior?. 2014 Georgia College Student Research Conference. Georgia College.

Abstract

Several studies have shown the influence that a parent has on a child’s life outcome. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study consists of four probit regressions measuring the effect that a parent has on a child’s probability of engaging in risky behavior. Risky behavior is defined in four ways; unprotected sex, binge drinking, marijuana usage, and regular cigarette smoking. With an increasing amount of households being single parent homes or dual-income homes, the “traditional” family is changing and this study sets out to find if this change will have an impact on a child’s conduct. The estimates from this model imply that parents do indeed have an effect on their child’s behavior. Parents have a significant effect on whether a child engages in binge drinking and unprotected sex. Their effect on cigarette smoking and marijuana usage is smaller, but still significant.

URL

http://kb.gcsu.edu/src/2014/friday/176/

Reference Type

Conference proceeding

Book Title

2014 Georgia College Student Research Conference

Author(s)

Mayo, Blake

Year Published

2014

City of Publication

Georgia College

Reference ID

4887