CitationSnyder, Susan M. & Merritt, Darcey H. (2016). The Effect of Childhood Supervisory Neglect on Emerging Adults' Drinking. Substance Use and Misuse. vol. 51 (1) pp. 1-14
AbstractThis study investigated the effect of childhood supervisory neglect on emerging adults' drinking. Child supervisory neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment in the United States, but few studies explore supervisory neglect separate from other forms of maltreatment among emerging adults, 18-25 years old. The study sample included (n = 11,117) emerging adults, 18-25 years old who participated in Waves I and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). We conducted separate analyses for male and female emerging adults, because they have different rates of alcohol consumption and alcohol risk behaviors. Our study used latent class analysis to understand how patterns of alcohol risk behaviors clustered together. For males, we found the following four classes: (1) multiple-risk drinkers, (2) moderate-risk drinkers, (3) binge-drinkers, and (4) low-risk drinkers or abstainers. For females, we found the following three classes: (1) multiple-risk drinkers, (2) moderate-risk drinkers, and (3) low-risk drinkers or abstainers. For both males and females, supervisory neglect increased the odds of membership in the multiple-risk drinkers' class compared to the low-risk drinkers or abstainers' class. Single males who did not live with their parents, and who were white had increased odds of being in the multiple-risk drinkers. For females, being more educated, or in a serious romantic relationship increased the odds of membership in the multiple-risk drinkers' class. Practitioners should ask about histories of supervisory neglect among emerging adults who engage in alcohol risk behaviors.
Keyword(s)Add Health Child supervisory neglect National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health alcohol depression emerging adults gender differences latent class analysis parental drinking
Notes1532-2491 Snyder, Susan M Merritt, Darcey H Journal article Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Jan 15:1-14.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleSubstance Use and Misuse
Author(s)Snyder, Susan M.
Merritt, Darcey H.