CitationRussell, Beth S. & Gordon, Mellissa (2017). Parenting and Adolescent Substance Use: Moderation Effects of Community Engagement. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. vol. 15 (5) pp. 1023-1036
AbstractSupportive parenting practices including autonomy granting and non-parental factors including adolescents’ connections to their communities are significantly associated with adolescent substance use outcomes; however, few longitudinal studies have considered both factors concurrently in nationally representative samples. Using longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7–12 (n = 12,139; 51% male), results indicated that community engagement significantly moderated the association between parental autonomy granting and substance use into emerging adulthood. Results also suggested that community disadvantage was a significant risk factor for adolescents’ substance use. These results further indicated that substance use among emerging adults was also high when accounting for prior levels of community engagement and parental-autonomy, and while controlling for substance use during adolescence.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Author(s)Russell, Beth S.