Williams-Pitts, Janna A. (2014). Adolescent substance use and maternal warmth in emerging adulthood: Does race/ethnicity moderate this relationship?.
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between adolescent substance use and maternal warmth during emerging adulthood. In addition, the current study tested race/ethnicity as a moderator of this relationship. Secondary data analysis of Waves II and III from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health was conducted for this study. Three models were used to test the proposed research questions. The first model (n = 10,143) included alcohol and marijuana use during adolescence as independent variables and maternal warmth during emerging adulthood as the dependent variable. The second model (n = 10,143) added race/ethnicity and race/ethnicity by adolescent substance use interaction terms. The third model (n = 7,939) included the following important covariates: age, gender, delinquency, maternal warmth during adolescence, and alcohol and marijuana use during emerging adulthood. Findings for model 1 and 2 were not statistically significant. Model 3 was statistically significant. Gender, maternal warmth during adolescence, and marijuana use during emerging adulthood were related to maternal warmth during Wave III. Areas for future research and clinical implications are discussed.
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