Parenting and Adolescent Substance Use: Moderation Effects of Community Engagement

Citation

Russell, 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

Abstract

Supportive 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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-017-9728-0

Keyword(s)

substance use

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

Author(s)

Russell, Beth S.
Gordon, Mellissa

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

5

Pages

1023-1036

Edition

January 10, 2017

ISSN/ISBN

1557-1882

DOI

10.1007/s11469-017-9728-0

Reference ID

7131